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  • highwizard
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    Originally posted by hitman45
    keep doing it man sooner or later your gonna blow ur processor (a friend of mine did it to his pc a yr or 2 back i could do nothing but laugh at the usually shiny bottom of the Pentium 2 that was now literaly burnt!)
    although surprisingly his 20gb HD survived but nothing else was working or worth keeping
    Thank you for that interesting story...

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  • hitman45
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    keep doing it man sooner or later your gonna blow ur processor (a friend of mine did it to his pc a yr or 2 back i could do nothing but laugh at the usually shiny bottom of the Pentium 2 that was now literaly burnt!)
    although surprisingly his 20gb HD survived but nothing else was working or worth keeping

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  • LinuxClown
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    Originally posted by JoeSchmuck
    Take the 40 GB drive out of the Dell, turn on the Dell, then yank the power cord out. That way both will be equal.

    Seriously, even if you set the 40 GB to slave, if the 120 GB is set to Cable Select, the 40 GB drive could be set on the master position of the ribbon cable. Make sure the 120 is set to master AND that it is the HD attached to the end of the ribbon cable.

    If that doesn't work, try putting it on the secondary IDE. It may only get 66 MHz transfer, but who cares if it still works after the power spike

    hth
    Yes, my primary HDD [120.Gig] is set to Master. I've set the jumper pins to cable select and my BIOS doesn't even detect it now. The Master/Slave joint IDE cable is modified correctly, the 120.Gig is at the end of the cable, and the 40.gig is in the middle. I've set my 120.Gig back to Master. I don't know why i'm even trying to get it to work, it's a crappy 40.Gig HD no uses for it. If i do get it to work i'll use it as a Redhat 7.3 back-up drive. Heh, maybe i'll do it again and see what'll happen on my 2001 gateway PC. :D

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  • JoeSchmuck
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    Take the 40 GB drive out of the Dell, turn on the Dell, then yank the power cord out. That way both will be equal.

    Seriously, even if you set the 40 GB to slave, if the 120 GB is set to Cable Select, the 40 GB drive could be set on the master position of the ribbon cable. Make sure the 120 is set to master AND that it is the HD attached to the end of the ribbon cable.

    If that doesn't work, try putting it on the secondary IDE. It may only get 66 MHz transfer, but who cares if it still works after the power spike

    hth

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  • LinuxClown
    started a topic Newbie Move...

    Newbie Move...

    I'll title this 'Newbie Move' because of what i did prior to posting this. I was sitting here working on an old Packard bell w/ a pentium 1 processor, i poped in a 40.Gig WD HDD and installed the lastest ver. of FreeBSD *Nix on it, however having the case open the sound of the HD caught my attention, it was so silent, so nice.
    That's when it happened i yanked the power connector out. A blue flash of light filled the room and i jumped back, i'm fully aware of that when configuring your PC's hardware turn it off. The shock killed the power supply to the MB, and the MB itself. By now, i was dumb-founded, why'd i do that? i still can't figure it out.
    I took the 40.Gig WD HDD out and poped it into my Dell it booted up but only as a master, i set the jumper pins to slave, it still insisted on booting up as a master, my primary HD is a 120.Gig WD 8MB Cache 7200RPM which i will not have as a 2nd HDD [Slave] i refuse to lol. Did the shock knock my 40.Gig HD stupid? to where it thinks its always a master. Oh well, i'd like to hear some input on what further steps i could take.
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