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Old 06-19-2004, 07:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cdrom master and slave configuration

how do i set a new cdrom as a master device in a computer without any cd devices installed?

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Old 06-19-2004, 07:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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on the back of your cdrom there should be three or four things (depending on whether you have an audio connector or not). These things are, your power connector, your IDE connector, and some small pins (should be about 10) arranged in a 5x2 fashion. on these pins there should be a jumper. somewhere on your cd-rom there should be a diagram or an indication of where you need to have the jumper to set it to master with slave present, slave, master, and cable select. Just put it on master and your set.

By the way, if you ahve your cdrom on the same IDE channel as your hard disk, you dont want to have your CD-rom set as master. you want it as slave.

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Old 06-20-2004, 02:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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inside my PC there is a cable (i dont know what you specifically call that) that is connected in my harddisk and another one connected in the motherboard. which of these cable should i attach the cdrom to?
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Old 06-20-2004, 02:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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In a basic IDE setup, there should be three groups of devices hooked to the motherboard. You have your floppy, your hard disk(s), and your CD-ROM drives(s). Hook the IDE cable that is not connected to your hard disk or floppy disk into the back of your CD-ROM drive.
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