I've recently added a new HDD, twice the size of my original. It all went swimmingly until I've tried to make my PC boot-up from the new disk. I copied everything from my old disk to the new one, including the O/S (or so I think) so I could then format the smaller one to be used purely for storage. I've altered the jumpers as directed on the new HDD and changed the BIOS to show the big drive as the master, but it won't accept it and won't start up unless the old drive is the master. Where am I going wrong? Both drives are Maxtors but the old one is set up as FAT32 and the new one as NTFS, could that have a bearing on things? Cheers, Grezza.
I'm sure you've already done this but did you swop the ide cable over aswell as setting the jumper. IDE cables have a master and slave connector, with the one at the end being master and the middle one slave. HTH, Tony