SSCI primary and IDE HD as data storage

  carlos 20:25 23 Aug 2003
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Be very grateful for advice...I have a SSCI main HD installed already and want to add an IDE HD as data storage. Can I just add it to the primary IDE and fdisk/format after I've installed Win 2000 on the SSCI disk?

  mrdsgs 21:09 23 Aug 2003

yes, but make sure your bios knows to boot from scsi before ide as the default is usually ide first.

mrdsgs

  Megatyte 21:10 23 Aug 2003

Yes. Make sure that BIOS is set to boot from SCSI.

AH

  Megatyte 21:11 23 Aug 2003

Must learn to type faster,

:-(

AH

  carlos 21:33 23 Aug 2003

Ah! I have the PC with Win98 and SCSI hard drive installed...working fine. Want to install Win 2000. If I boot from Win2000 CD and install, after fdisk/format, will the bios automatically recog SCSI HD? Once I'd done this I want to then add a second, IDE HD as storage. Previous advice recommended checking out the controller card and getting any neccessary software. Haven't done this before.....one step beyond?

  Megatyte 22:13 23 Aug 2003

Set BIOS to boot in the following order ...

1 - CDRom
2 - SCSI

The SCSI card drivers will be installed by Windows.

AH

  carlos 22:18 23 Aug 2003

I'll be back...I'm sure sigh, damn PCs, love them but .....is it masochism/addiction?

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