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Old 06-18-2003, 03:01 PM
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Lightbulb Computer Windows XP Pro-adding 2nd HD

anyone ever try to add another hard drive, but when you do, Windows XP doesnt boot and says Unbootable volume on a blue screen at start up?
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Did you set the jumper on your new hard drive to 'slave'?
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It's not an XP problem per se. You probably have the incorrect master/slave settings on the new hard drive. If 2 drives are plugged into the same IDE controller, one has to be designated master and the other slave. Make sure your first drive is master, and the new drive is a slave. You set it with the little jumper switches on the drive, usually located near the IDE interface.
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Set the jumpers, and also make sure the master is plugged into the end of the ribbon connector, and the slave is on the middle connector.
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All this Master and Slave Talk is making me hot....
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OK...

Did you use the same cable? If so, is the old drive set to master and the new one set to slave? OR, if they are both set to cable select, is the old drive on the end of the cable, as opposed to the middle plug?

If you used two cables (always better), is the old drive plugged into channel 0 or 1 (rather than 1 or 2, depending on how they're labelled).
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All this Master and Slave Talk is making me hot....
Downright steamy!

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After setting the drive to a slave HD...


How do I install my hard drive in Windows XP?

Adding Second Drive:

1. Set BIOS to AUTO for all IDE devices.

2. To partition a drive go to control panel.

3. In upper left corner of control panel. Click on "Switch to Classic".

4. Administrative Tools \ Computer Management \ Storage \ Disk Management

5. Once you click on Disk Management a wizard will appear called: Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard

Note: You must use this wizard to write a Signature to the drive otherwise, the hard drive will not work with the Windows XP.

Using Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard:

6. Drives are numbered as follows: drive 0 being the boot drive and drive 1-3 are all other drives, (except CD’s the first CD is CD 0 the second CD 1 and so forth).

7. After clicking next on first screen you need to select the drive you wish to install in this case Disk 1.

In first screen, you select the drive you are writing the signature to and on the next page you select the drive you are initializing and converting.

8. The next page shows the drive you selected to initialize. Make sure the drive is checked and hit Next.

9. The next page will give you the option to convert the drive, which you do not want to select. Leave drive unchecked and hit Next.

10. Then hit Finish.

Also, Windows XP needs to write a signature to the hard drive in order for hard drive to be used by the Windows XP

Partitioning/Formatting:

11. Once done, right click in the unallocated space of the drive-this is what Windows XP calls un-partitioned space.

12. Then click on create partition.

13. A new wizard pops up:Create Partition Wizard-next to continue.

14. On the next page select either Primary, Extended or a Logical Partition and click next to continue.

15. Next assign a drive letter that is not in use by other devices then click next to continue

16. Next format the drive and select the type of format (NTFS or FAT32). Leave allocation unit size at default & label the drive as desired.

17. Edit the partition size, and if using FAT32. Don’t create anything larger then 32GB.

18. And finish when done,

Note: You can format as NTFS in Windows XP, then you have no (real) limitation as the size of the partition-the theoretical limit is 8TB(terabytes)

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Thanks

Thanks for the help guys.

This is what fixed it, damm M$!!!


Damaged File System
If the second parameter (0xbbbbbbbb) of the Stop error is 0xC0000032, then the file system is damaged.

If this is the case, restart the computer to the Recovery Console, and then use the chkdsk /r command to repair the volume. After you repair the volume, check your hardware to isolate the cause of the file system damage.

To do this, use the following steps:
Start your computer with the Windows startup disks, or with the Windows CD-ROM if your computer can start from the CD-ROM drive.
When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R to select the repair option.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the Windows installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
Type the administrator password when you are prompted to do so.

NOTE: If no administrator password exists, press ENTER.
At the command prompt, on the drive where Windows is installed, type chkdsk /r, and then press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type exit, and then press ENTER to restart your computer.For additional information about how to use the Recovery Console in Windows XP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
314058 Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console

If this procedure does not work, repeat it and use the fixboot command in step 5 instead of the chkdsk /r command.
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Re: Thanks

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Thanks for the help guys.

This is what fixed it, damm M$!!!

It couldn't have been your hardware, now could it.... Why does everything have to be M$'s fault?

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I dont hate Microsoft, but I do question their software at times

I mean, why does their software get all wacked, when I try to install a second drive?, then I just simply put everything back to place and the original drive says its f*cked.

I know chkdsk fixed it, but other people would of been going crazy!!!!

Im just glad that Microsoft has a pretty good support website, unlike Dells!
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Re: I dont hate Microsoft, but I do question their software at times

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I mean, why does their software get all wacked, when I try to install a second drive?, then I just simply put everything back to place and the original drive says its f*cked.

I know chkdsk fixed it, but other people would of been going crazy!!!!

Im just glad that Microsoft has a pretty good support website, unlike Dells!
It's entirely possible that you bumped your main hard drive a little too hard while putting in the new one, and damaged a sector that happened to contain part of the file system. I seriously doubt that MS software had anything to do with it. Maybe you have a virus on your PC?
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