minty1 23:12 05 Nov 04

I have just used Norton to upgrade the hard disc on my pc. It cloned a copy of the old disc fine but each time I try and boot it tries reading the A drive and I am unable to access the new drive. Any ideas?

  woodchip 23:17 05 Nov 04

First have you a floppy in the drive, If not go into BIOS at start and make the first boot device for Hard Drive

  dazzling (work) 23:18 05 Nov 04

have you set the drive to master?i dont want to insult your inteligence but somtimes we do the difficult things and overlook the obvious.ive looked like a right plank on here a few times. darren

  minty1 23:21 05 Nov 04

yes I have set the new hard drive as the 1st boot

  woodchip 23:25 05 Nov 04

if it's a old computer, in the BIOS do a auto detect of the drives

  minty1 23:27 05 Nov 04

Only 12 months old and it's set to auto detect

  woodchip 23:31 05 Nov 04

Faulty Ribbon Cable or Disc

  woodchip 23:36 05 Nov 04

To test the Cable, remove the ribbon cable end from the CD and fit it to the hard drive and try a reboot

  minty1 23:40 05 Nov 04

Thanks for trying Woodchip.

It's weird, the cable is fine as I can reconnect the old drive and it boots fine.

I also reconnected the old drive and did a chkdsk on the new drive and that didn't come up with any problems either

  woodchip 23:45 05 Nov 04

How Big the New Drive, and how old the Computer???

  minty1 23:47 05 Nov 04

12 months and 160 Gb

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