I just bought a new hard drive ( samsung 250 gb ) and opened my pc to connect it. I still use ATA connectors, so i already had 2 hard drives plugged in and 2 DVD recorders. The new Hard drive was of course ATA as well, because i didn’t have any connectors free, i took one out of one of the dvd recorders and connected it to the Hard drive. I did this cause i wanted to transfer some data of one of the other hard drive before i replace it with the new one. But after i connected the new one my PC didn’t recognized. So i unplugged one of the hard drive ( the one i didn’t have windows installed on ) and plugged in the new one setting it on Slave, and the one with Windows as Master. Now this is from where on i can’t boot into Windows. Every time i try it says something along the lines: boot order has changed, then after that the usual back screen appears saying " Insert System Disk".
Now i connected back my old hard drive in it usual place, and it stilled showed the same message. I tried playing with the order of the hard drives and recorders trying various combinations of Master and Slave but nothing works. I messed with BIOS which also shows that the all four drives are connected in the order that they are and the boot sequence is in the order i want it to be, but still nothing. I disabled the floppy for BIOS and it still shows my “Insert System Disk”.
Does anyone know what the problem could be, any help at this point would be appreciated.