help a hardware noob?
Ok, to start things off i'm a total noob when it comes to hardware, today was the first day I've ever opened my case with the intention of installing new hardware. So here's the deal, I installed a new hard drive. I installed this drive in order to have more storage on my pc, I already have another running properly. I put it in and set it up on the same IDE cable as my dvd-rw drive. I set the new hd as the master and the dvd drive as the slave. After this I closed the case, and got my new hard drive set up and formatted. Everything was working fine until I noticed that my sound wasn't working. So being the noob that I am, I thought well maybe I should open my case and set the dvd drive and the hard drive to the cable select option. I did this, and after I finished and started my computer again I found that neither the hard drive nor the dvd drive were being noticed by my pc. It's as though neither are installed or something. My question is did I ruin both my hard drive and my dvd drive by changing them from master and slave to the cable select option? (I am pretty sure that my computer supports the cable select option, seeing as to the fact that the dvd drive was set to this option when I first opened my case.)
Thanks for sticking with me and reading this probem of mine, I would really appreciate any help I can get.
Thanks so much,