Re: added new IDE

Brent Sheppard ( )
Sat, 04 Apr 1998 08:14:17 -0500

In the World of Hard drives IDE is First Then SCSI In boot sequesnce. It will
always be this way unless you can change your bios settings. Some
motherboards support booting from the SCSI Drive. Then IDE. But Again you
must change your CMOS settings for this to happen.


Sigmund Freud wrote:

> Hello every1,
> I recently added a new IDE disk to my compaq deskpro 6000. I already had
> a scsi harddisk, which was set on drive c (80h)..
> Now, when I have added the new IDE disk, it suddenly puts the scsi disk at
> drive d, which totally messes up my partitions..
> When I boot up NT (with a bootdisk, on the IDE disk I have another OS,
> which boots up normally), i get the following msg a couple of times:
> The device is not ready for use; its door may be open. Please check drive
> \Device\Harddisk1\Partition1 and make sure that a disk is inserted and
> that the drive door is closed..
> My partitions used to be:
> c:\
> Removable disk D:
> E:
> F:
> G: (which is cdrom)
> But now suddenly, it is:
> C:\ (this holds the dir winnt)
> D:\ (the rest of the old c:\)
> Removable disk E:
> F:
> G:
> H: (cdrom)
> How can I make sure that the scsi disk remains disk C, so the partitions
> wont be changed.
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