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Old 05-29-2005, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adding second SATA HD...losing CD ROM and DVD


I'm adding a second SATA drive to my HP machine.
When I put it in, it's recognized by BIOS, but either the DVDROM, CDROM, or both disappear from BIOS.

There are 4 SATA slots in the motherboard. SATA slot 1 is taken up by the primary drive. I've tried putting the second drive into slots 2, 3, or 4, but no matter where I put it, the one or both of the IDE drives (CD-ROM or DVD) go bye-bye.

The drive is a Maxtor jumperless SATA drive... anyone have any ideas what I'm missing here. Thanks.

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Old 05-29-2005, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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look around on the bios make sure all jumpers are set correctly, take the 2nd SATA drive out and install any drivers/software for the drive, if none of this works call the drive support or your mobo support
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