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Old 08-26-2019, 02:38 PM
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I've double checked and tripled checked the jumper settings. It has been set to master (which is also the same settings as 'single drive') this entire time.

I tried hooking it to the machine it was originally used in as the master/single on the secondary IDE channel, with the original boot drive on the primary. The machine freezes at power-up - it never gets past the PRESS F2 TO ENTER BIOS SETUP screen. Unplug the problem drive, the machine boots smoothly into WinXP. I don't think Linux is going to help me now.

I had actually transferred the needed data to a laptop when I finally retired the old machine a few years ago. Unfortunately, the laptop got stolen last week. The really infuriating thing is, I'm pretty sure I know who took it but I obviously can't prove anything.