Re: added new IDE

Kevin Ingram ( (no email) )
Sat, 4 Apr 1998 08:04:11 -0600

Check your motherboard BIOS for the boot options, see if it allows SCSI
first, if not contact the manufacturer to see if there is a flash available
for changing it, assuming it is flashable BIOS.

Kevin Ingram

-----Original Message-----
From: Sigmund Freud <>
To: NTisp <>
Date: Saturday, April 04, 1998 2:50 AM
Subject: added new IDE

>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:
>Removable disk D:
>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:
>H: (cdrom)
>How can I make sure that the scsi disk remains disk C, so the partitions
>wont be changed.
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