Acer has 2hard drives,master/slave?

  buel 18:35 21 Jun 2009

Hi, my neighbour has bought around a acer desktop that has 2 hard drives in and no o.s, i've tried installing w7 on it but when it comes to the stage of choosing which hard drive during the installation there are no visible hard drives! Could this be something to do with both hard drives being set to 'master'? has anyone any ideas please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:45 21 Jun 2009

check hard drive jumpers and if both on same cable then set one to master and other to slave.

then enter BIOS and check hard drives are detected.

  woodchip 18:52 21 Jun 2009

Sounds like they are Sata that needs Drivers loading or the drives as to be Partitioned first. Go into BIOS on boot and check to see if both drives show in the drive list

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