Having problems with your HP Pavilion a1410n (ER890AA) PC Desktop ?

I am trying to instal a second disk drive but the system can only trecognise one at a time, how do i get to see both of them? it is a hp desktop 2004

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From your problem, it sounds like you are installing an IDE drive. If so, then both drives are most likely set to master. You want your original drive as master and the new drive as a slave.
\015\012If your system supports Cable Select, this is the best option and both drive should be set to CS. The drive connected to the last drive on the ribbon cable is the master and the other drive is the slave.
\015\012If you are unsure, just set the second drive to slave.
\015\012Most drives have a label on top that shows you the jumper settings. The jumper on 99% of IDE drives is located between the power connector and the ribbon connector. If in doubt, all the manufacturers show jumper settings for drives on their web site for each particular model.
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