Change Master/Boot Hard Drive to Slave/Non boot Hard Drive & Visa Versa

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Steve808us, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Steve808us

    Steve808us Guest

    On my latest computer, I installed onto it, my previous computer's
    hard drive as the master/boot drive (which has 98SE on it and is small,
    only 2 gigs), and made the 40 gig drive that came with the computer,
    the slave to which I also installed 98SE on a partition as well as
    Windows 2000 on another partition. But, I have not booted this 40
    gig hard drive up so long ago, I can't remember if it worked. I have
    not tested it since to see what OS I will get when it boots as the

    I just purchased an HP Officejet 5510 and HP's proprietary software
    will only load to my master/boot hard drive, which is full, thus only
    loading the most basic utilities, which will not do.

    So, I've decided to make the larger 40 gig hard drive the master, so
    that I can install the full version of my HP Officejet 5510 software on
    I, and prevent things like this from happening in the future.

    If I make the master/boot hard drive the slave hard drive and visa
    versa through bios, and something goes wrong, can I just go back into
    bios and reverse it to the former setting, or, is there a better way of
    doing this?

    Steve808us, Jan 18, 2005
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