Re: Installing a second HD in Vista
Thanks for the input. You solved it! Super simple fix when I look at it now.
Vista still gave me a "Missing Bootmgr" error when I started up however, I
just popped in the original install dvd and it repaired itself. It did hang
once when I tried to boot after the fix but all seems fine now.
Thanks so much more your help, you saved me countless hours of frustration
and probably my computer as I was about to throw it out the window.
> Check the jumper for the WD drive. There is one setting for single
> drive, and another for dual (master), which is what you want.
> On Tue, 11 Dec 2007 10:28:02 -0800, cb22
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Hello all,
> >I am currently trying to install a second HD in Vista Basic. Both my OS and
> >BIOS have all the current and necessary updates. My main HD is a WD 80 GB
> >SATA and hosts my operating system (Vista Basic). I basically want to add a
> >secondary IDE drive that I can use for file storage. The second drive is made
> >by HITACHI and is only 2 years old.
> >The problem that I seem to have is that when I connect the second drive, it
> >takes forever for Vista to boot up (10 minutes at least). I have the proper
> >cable and I have tried setting the Jumper settings to every configuration
> >possible. I have read and followed all the recommended settings for both the
> >hard drive and motherboard but I still have had no luck. Is there something
> >simple that I seem to be missing?
> >When I use the same secondary HD in an external USB enclosure, it works
> >perfectly and without any boot problems. I thought that it may be a faulty
> >IDE slot on the motherboard so I purchased a PCI controller to try and
> >correct the issue but still have the same problem.
> >Has anyone else had this problem? Is it Vista specific or am I simply
> >missing something in the installation process?
> >Thanks for your time and input.