CMOS wont see my second HDD nor my FDD

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I tryed to plug in another HDD and another FDD and still wont reconized it. I checked Cables and even jumpers on my Hdd. All seems fine. I even changed Cables just to make sure.

Looks like only the Primary IDE controler is working. It's old pc that has it's original 6.4GB HDD there. Not great to run xp pro on it which it is running on right now. I got some important data i want to backup on the second hdd (40GB).
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You're positive that the hard drives are set correctly to master and slave?
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yup it is i triple checked. I might remove one of my dvd rw drive on my other conputer and try to get the data back. That may solve the data loss, but not the primary problem.
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Hmm. May I ask what motherboard you have?

It could be that the 2nd hard drive is just bad. I'm not really sure.
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It's an Amptron PII-3100B With and Intel PIII 450Mhz processor
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Have you enabled your second hdd in the bios?
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It wont. well if i put it in auto. If i put it manually it wont boot.
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Perhaps you might want to try something like this. http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/pr ... trueimage/ or norton ghost. They back up your info completely. You can burn that info on dvds. Install the 40 gb hdd as your master and set boot priority to your cd drive. It'll go to the software and you can copy the info from the dvds/cds to the new 40 gb harddrive. When you restart your computer and set boot priority to your hdd. It should boot up just perfectly.

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