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Jumper settings and more

Hi,

First off, I'm bad with computers, a newbe.  I have a Dell Dimension 4600 (2003 or 2004)

I am adding a new hard drive, which I got today.  I want to keep the old drive in, because I will be cloning it.  What I need to know is, do I keep the old drive in the slot where it is now, or do I move it into the other slot.  Also, jumper settings, do I do anything with the old drive, and what should I set the new drive to.  The new drive has, Slave, Master w/Slave present, and single or Master, I'm thinking Master w/Slave present.  The old drive has, DS (master), CS Enabled, and No jumper = DS (Slave).........

Once the drives are in and all set, I have a CD which a Dell rep copied for me, I'm thinking the disk has some important info on it, will it run and let me know what to do, as far as cloning the old drive, or is there something I need to do first, anything else I need to know

Thanks a lot

Bill

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Re: Jumper settings and more

Leave the original drive where it is, jumpered as it is (cable select).  Dell doesn't provide cloning software - but many drive manufacturers do.

The new drive should be jumpered cable select as well.  Just make sure you DO NOT boot the system with both drives in it the first time  you restart after cloning.  Remove the original drive and boot the system with only the new drive in its place.

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Thanks for getting back.  So I leave the setting where it is? How do I know it's jumpered?   Is it on the end, next to power.  When do I hook up the old drive to clone, the next time I start up, don't I need both drives to clone?  I'm stupid 🙂

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I've been doing a lot of reading to help me.  I still don't know if I need to hook up both hard drives, and turn the computer on, and then run acronis to clone my old hard drive to the new one.  To many questions, very frustrating!!!

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First you need to install the new IDE hard drive as the secondary [Slave] after setting the jumpers to the Cable select [CS] setting.

How to install a second IDE hard drive. 

<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

System Setup.

After the physical installation of the hard drive, check in the setup, that the hard drive is set to auto [on] and in order for windows to recognize the second hard drive, it must be partitioned and formatted.

These are generic instructions for installing an additional hard drive using Windows XP Disk Management, they are by Seagate, but apply to all brands.

The Primary [Master] hard drive is connected to the end connector of the primary IDE data cable and the Secondary [Slave] to the middle connector.

After cloning the hard drive, immediately shut the system down, switch the data cable to the new drive, making the new hard drive the Master and see if the system boots correctly.

Boot the system with only the new hard drive connected.

Remember to leave the original drive disconnected, until the new hard drive is working to your satisfaction.

Before cloning a hard drive, be certain that existing drive has no corruption or virus on it, as these will be transfered to the new hard drive.

Bev.

 


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Thanks Shesagordie,

The only thing I don't understand is what you posted below, on one you said install it as a secondary (slave) and on the other as a Primary (Master)  

Not sure what that means, I already have both drives in, I just wont connect the old drive till later, right now I have the data cable connected to the new drive, the end part on the cable, is that right?  If that is all ok, then I can start it up?

First you need to install the new IDE hard drive as the secondary [Slave] after setting the jumpers to the Cable select [CS] setting.

The Primary [Master] hard drive is connected to the end connector of the primary IDE data cable and the Secondary [Slave] to the middle connector.

Thanks again

Bill

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I just tried to boot, but it wont, how do I set the new drive to secondary, it's telling me it's Master.........any idea why it wont boot

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ok, another thing 🙂  I noticed I have 39 pin, would I need the 40 pin, as I read somewhere

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Re: Jumper settings and more

Thanks Shesagordie,

The only thing I don't understand is what you posted below, on one you said install it as a secondary (slave) and on the other as a Primary (Master)  

Not sure what that means, I already have both drives in, I just wont connect the old drive till later, right now I have the data cable connected to the new drive, the end part on the cable, is that right?  If that is all ok, then I can start it up?

First you need to install the new IDE hard drive as the secondary [Slave] after setting the jumpers to the Cable select [CS] setting.

The Primary [Master] hard drive is connected to the end connector of the primary IDE data cable and the Secondary [Slave] to the middle connector.

Thanks again

Bill

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You must install the hard drive you are cloning from as the 'Master' and connected to the connector at end of the primary IDE cable and the new hard drive you are cloning too, is connected to the middle connector that will make it the secondary hard drive, AKA Slave.

All the jumpers need to be set to 'Cable Select'.

Bev.

 

 

 


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I just tried to boot, but it wont, how do I set the new drive to secondary, it's telling me it's Master.........any idea why it wont boot

 
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Are the jumpers set correctly?

Please describe how you installed the new drive.

Unless a new hard drive has windows installed on it, it will not boot, as the drive is blank.

Bev.

 

 


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