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Installing a Second IDE Hard Drive

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Power Up the Computer
Plug the AC Power In

Plug the AC Power In

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At this point the installation of the drive is complete. Return power to the computer system by plugging the AC power cord back into the computer and flipping the switch on the back to the ON position.

Once these steps are taken, the hard drive should be physically installed into the computer for proper operation. Check with your computer or motherboard manual for the steps to have the BIOS properly detect the new hard drive. It may be necessary to change some of the parameters in the computer BIOS in order for it to detect the hard drive on the controller. The drive must also be formatted for use with the operating system before it can be used. Please consult the documentation that came with your motherboard or computer for additional information.

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