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When making a dual boot what do you do about the master and slave jumpers and what if you already have XP on both drives?


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2005-12-02 09:45:21
2005-12-02 09:45:21

Set jumpers both to auto detect. I run XP 32 bit on one and 64 bit on the other.


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We generally use the jumpers to set the disk drives as master or slave.

There are jumpers on the drives that differentiate the master from the slave. If the jumpers aren't set correctly, the BIOS will not recognize them. In addition, some IDE ribbon cables are also labled Drive 0 (or Master) and Drive 1 (or Slave). If the jumpers are set correct, but the drives are plugged into the ribbon cable incorrectly, the computer will not recognize the drives.

When connecting to IDE drives (whether they be hard disk drives or optical drives) on the same cable, the computer needs to be able to tell them apart. When using a 40 wire IDE cable, you have to identify one drive as Master and the other as Slave. You do this by positioning the jumpers on the end of the drive according to the diagram on the drive itself. When using an 80 wire cable, set the jumpers on both drives to the 'cable select' position and their Master and Slave classifications will be determined by their position on the cable.

Jumpers are used with the IDE (aka P-ATA) drives (hard disks or other drives like DVD recorder) . There can be two drives on the same cable with this norm, a master and a slave. The controller of the disk need to know if it is supposed to be the master or the slave. Jumpers are set to this purpose. There is a special mode called "cable select" where the position on the cable determines the mode (disk at the end of the cable is master, disk in the middle of the cable is slave)

The jumpers on each drive have been set to either Master or Slave, or the drive jumpers have been sent to Cable Select the bios will select the first connector as Master and second connector as Slave

Each IDE slot can handle two drives. One drive will be the master and the other will be the slave depending o the configuration. If the jumpers of one drive is configured to set the drive as MA (Master), the second must be configured to SL (Slave). Both drives may be configured as CS (Cable Select), if so, The positioning on the ribbon cable will determine whic one is the master and which is the slave

Check the jumpers on the optical drives, play around with those. Check for compatibility with your OS, check the device manager, check for possible drivers needed although unlikely.

It's possible to have two mass storage devices on a single IDE cable. The first device will have it's jumpers set to "Master" and the second device will be set to "Slave". That is only a way FOR THE HARDWARE to differentiate between the two drives.

Mount the drives in the carrier connect the 40-pin cable to the drives set the drive at the end of the cable to master set the drive in the middle of the cable to slave install the drives in the computer and configure the drives

first Hard drive is Master and additional will be set to slave.

This is quite normal. IDE stands for Intergrated Drive Electronics. It basically means that most of the drive controller electronics are on the disk drive itself. You can connect 2 drives to one cable. One will be set as the master drive and the other will be set as the slave. The master drive then controls itself and the slave drive. The setting for slave/master is normally done by small connectors joining a pair of pins together called jumpers.

Master/Slave designation is determined by jumpers on IDE drives. Most drives have adequate markings on them to identify these jumper positions. If not marked clearly, you will need the manufacturer's data to determine that designation. If you are curious about a working system just power-up in set-up mode (usually by depressing (f1-or-f2) during boot-up sequence, your system-bios will display this information for you.

No Master Slave designation needed. SATA Drives are plug-add-play. Improve: SATA (Serial) Attached Drives improve data tansfer speeds up to 10-100 GBytes/per. eSATA are (Externally) Serial-Attached Drives and SATA-II(Sata-2) Drives transfer data @ 300GBytes/per. The next barrier of TerraByte data transfer has been developed and is already in production with a (SATA-3) designation attached

There are jumpers on the drive itself that can be configured to set it up as a master or a slave. Refer to your hard drive's documentation for the pins to use for these configurations.

For performance reasons, a Hard Drive and CD-ROM drive should be on separate IDE channels. This is because both drives on one channel will share bandwidth, making them run at only half the speed if both drives are active at once (i.e. installing a program from CD-ROM). Both drives should be configured as "Master" drives (according to the jumper cables), since they will both be the master for their respective channel.

That would a chauffeur. But I'm sure he doesn't call the person he drives around Master.

They have already made halo reach which does not include master chief the people replacing him are the noble team. Although at the end of the game in a cut scene you can see master chief in a tube where he is being preserved.

START SETTINGS HARDWARE. That is for win vista but really window will try to install any new hardware as power is applied. GO to my computer and see if all drives are installed. I HATE to think that you may have to get to the BIOS LEVEL. That is good basically but there is always a BUT it will work only if one drive C: is the master and the others are designated as slaves otherwise there is a boot up conflict. In the back or somewhere there are jumpers to be moved to make one slave or master. I hope you have SATA.

Some IDE drives have a master/slave jumper, but a significant number of IDE drives defaulted to a "cable select" setting where the drive would determine for itself whether it was the master or the slave by which of the two sockets on the cable it was plugged into.

To configure a hardware device. For example, IDE hard drives have a set of pins near the power cable and controller cable connectors. There is a jumper that can be set to tell the device that it is a master or slave drive on the port. Some old SCSI hard drives had a jumper for designating the number of the device on the SCSI bus. SCSI can have up to 8 devices on one bus, including the controller. So technically it only supports 7 devices. Many motherboards support processors of different speeds. These motherboards will have jumpers that can be set to tell it how fast the processor operates.

Only two drives can be supported on an IDE cable. One Master and one Slave.

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