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Old 07-16-2005, 03:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I have one DVD rom drive and a cd-rw drive. however. When i connect the power and IDE cable to both, neither of them will work or read anything. If I unplug one, itll work and vice versa. I have no idea what to do. Please help im dumb

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Old 07-16-2005, 05:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you need to set the jumpers on the back so that one is master, and one is set as slave.
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yep, I agree. It sounds like you have both drives set to Master or both to Slave.

Set the CD-RW to Master (it likes this) and the DVD-ROM to Slave.

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Old 07-16-2005, 07:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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it is probably the jumpers. possibly a power problem but if it was the whole computer probably wouldn't work
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Old 07-16-2005, 03:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It IS the jumpers...note that having the cd-rw set to master will make it show up as c: drive or the primary drive on your computer so it's pretty much preference...

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