What's a Secondary Master?
I'm trying to install this new hard drive Maxtor (EIDE). I start the installation software and after a while it says something about the Secondary Master. What's this? I checked my computer when booting up and it says : Secondary Master : None
Look closely at your mainboard around the IDE channels... If marked, it will say IDE 0 and IDE 1.
IDE 0 = Primary Master & Primary Slave
IDE 1 = Secondary Master & Secondary Slave
Each IDE channel can have up to 2 IDE devices. One set as Master & one set as Slave. You must set one as Master and one has Slave on each ribbon. You cannot have two Masters or Two slaves on the same IDE channel. You can set the mode to Master or Slave by setting the jumpers on the hard disk drive.
Also make sure you have the channel settings configured in the BIOS to have the system recognize the devices on the two channels. Having a channel DISABLED will prevent the system from recognizing the drive in some cases.
[This message has been edited by NDC (edited 06-25-2001).]
These guys are correct.Make certain that
your hard drive is jumpered as the Master &
connected to the Primary IDE socket via the
ribbon cable.Also look at your manual(s) to
make sure where the no. 1 pins of the cables,
devices,and mobo are, and are correctly lined up.(The "red" edge of the ribbon cable
corresponds to the no.1 pin). I hope this
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