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Piedmont
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      10-27-2004
I have a PC (A), with Win98SE, that I have been using. I have a second PC
(B), with Win-ME, that I never use. (No you can't have it! grin) I have
taken the hard dirve out of B and placed it in A. I have made it (B) the
master and HD-A is now the slave.

I have started up the pc and the new master (B ME) fires up good. Only
problem is there are photos and music that I want to utilize on the A
drive-slave, but I cannot see anything other than what is on the B
drive-master.

I have checked the bios and it appears that all IDE's are set for Auto.

I would like to delet win98 from slave and use me only, I don't want to lose
info on slave either, such as outlook address's, photos and music!

Help! I don't understand this master slave thing too well!

Piedmont


 
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mark mandel
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      10-27-2004

"Piedmont" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I have a PC (A), with Win98SE, that I have been using. I have a second PC
> (B), with Win-ME, that I never use. (No you can't have it! grin) I have
> taken the hard dirve out of B and placed it in A. I have made it (B) the
> master and HD-A is now the slave.
>
> I have started up the pc and the new master (B ME) fires up good. Only
> problem is there are photos and music that I want to utilize on the A
> drive-slave, but I cannot see anything other than what is on the B
> drive-master.
>
> I have checked the bios and it appears that all IDE's are set for Auto.
>
> I would like to delet win98 from slave and use me only, I don't want to

lose
> info on slave either, such as outlook address's, photos and music!
>
> Help! I don't understand this master slave thing too well!
>
> Piedmont
>
>

If you go into the Device Manager, are there any yellow exclamation or
question marks next to the IDE controller?


 
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      10-27-2004

"Piedmont" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I have a PC (A), with Win98SE, that I have been using. I have a second PC
> (B), with Win-ME, that I never use. (No you can't have it! grin) I have
> taken the hard dirve out of B and placed it in A. I have made it (B) the
> master and HD-A is now the slave.


>
> I have started up the pc and the new master (B ME) fires up good. Only
> problem is there are photos and music that I want to utilize on the A
> drive-slave, but I cannot see anything other than what is on the B
> drive-master.


Depending on the brand of the master drive, there may be a distinction in
the jumper settings as to whether it is a "master" or "master with slave
present". Check and set accordingly. Make sure both drives are listed in the
POST screen at bootup. Could also be a controller issue since you pulled a
drive from another hardware configuration and installed it in a different
PC. The hardware device enumeration may not have gone very smooth, and you
may have some conflicts causing the trouble. Another thing you could try is
setting the Win98 drive back as master, and set the WinMe drive as slave,
and see if it works that way, and then transfer off the photos and such to
the WinME drive. Then worry about trying to get them to work together in the
reverse configuration. You could try setting both drives to "cable select"
mode, and then connect the WinME drive to the end of the cable (master
position) and the Win98 drive to the middle connector on the cable (slave
position), and let it detect things that way. This also assumes you have an
80 conductor IDE cable that is fully compliant, supporting cable select
mode. You could also try putting the WInME drive on the secondary IDE
channel along with the CD drive. Set the WinME drive as master, and the CD
drive as slave. You may need some 5.25-3.5" drive adapter rails to mount the
harddrive up next to the CD drive, if the cable won't reach.


 
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      10-27-2004

"mark mandel" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Piedmont" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:clp20c$askb$(E-Mail Removed)...
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> >
> > Help! I don't understand this master slave thing too well!
> >
> > Piedmont
> >
> >

> If you go into the Device Manager, are there any yellow exclamation or
> question marks next to the IDE controller?
>
>

No, I went to HD Controller heading and opened it up, inside was,

Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE controller

Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)

Secondary IDE controller (fifo)

ALSo, under Other Devices
yellow ? at PCI Multimedia Device (This is a driver needs installed or
something, system asks about it when I start up)

and ALso, under System,
yellow ! at Programmable interrupt controller






 
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      10-27-2004

"Thor" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Piedmont" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:clp20c$askb$(E-Mail Removed)...
> >I have a PC (A), with Win98SE, that I have been using. I have a second PC
> > (B), with Win-ME, that I never use. (No you can't have it! grin) I have
> > taken the hard dirve out of B and placed it in A. I have made it (B) the
> > master and HD-A is now the slave.

>
> >
> > I have started up the pc and the new master (B ME) fires up good. Only
> > problem is there are photos and music that I want to utilize on the A
> > drive-slave, but I cannot see anything other than what is on the B
> > drive-master.

>
> Depending on the brand of the master drive, there may be a distinction in
> the jumper settings as to whether it is a "master" or "master with slave
> present". Check and set accordingly. Make sure both drives are listed in

the

They both had labels showing m-s- etc... I will recheck.

> POST screen at bootup. Could also be a controller issue since you pulled a


I will check this.

> drive from another hardware configuration and installed it in a different
> PC. The hardware device enumeration may not have gone very smooth, and you
> may have some conflicts causing the trouble. Another thing you could try

is
> setting the Win98 drive back as master, and set the WinMe drive as slave,
> and see if it works that way, and then transfer off the photos and such to
> the WinME drive. Then worry about trying to get them to work together in

the
> reverse configuration. You could try setting both drives to "cable select"
> mode, and then connect the WinME drive to the end of the cable (master
> position) and the Win98 drive to the middle connector on the cable (slave
> position), and let it detect things that way. This also assumes you have

an
> 80 conductor IDE cable that is fully compliant, supporting cable select
> mode. You could also try putting the WInME drive on the secondary IDE
> channel along with the CD drive. Set the WinME drive as master, and the CD
> drive as slave. You may need some 5.25-3.5" drive adapter rails to mount

the
> harddrive up next to the CD drive, if the cable won't reach.
>
>



 
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> present". Check and set accordingly. Make sure both drives are >listed in

the POST screen at bootup.
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Yes, I did this as you suggested, all 4 IDE'd show up, the 2 HD and the dvd
and r/rw.

Piedmont


 
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Robert Baer
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      10-28-2004
Piedmont wrote:
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> I have a PC (A), with Win98SE, that I have been using. I have a second PC
> (B), with Win-ME, that I never use. (No you can't have it! grin) I have
> taken the hard dirve out of B and placed it in A. I have made it (B) the
> master and HD-A is now the slave.
>
> I have started up the pc and the new master (B ME) fires up good. Only
> problem is there are photos and music that I want to utilize on the A
> drive-slave, but I cannot see anything other than what is on the B
> drive-master.
>
> I have checked the bios and it appears that all IDE's are set for Auto.
>
> I would like to delet win98 from slave and use me only, I don't want to lose
> info on slave either, such as outlook address's, photos and music!
>
> Help! I don't understand this master slave thing too well!
>
> Piedmont


Was drive "A" set up as a "compressed" drive (worthless, useless POS)?
Those yellow markers are due to the fact that the hardware is
different between the 2 machines.
You will need the motherboard driver/support CD to install the (new to
the HD) drivers.
Failing that CD, you should be able to download the drivers from the
board maker's site.
 
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