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Old 12-20-2004, 03:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy IDE slot doesnt work

I just bought a DVD Writer and when i plug it all up the computer doesnt reckonize it

this is the way it is setup:

IDE1: DVD Writer (computer doesnt reckonize)
IDE2: DVDROM and CD Writer (both working)

(my HDD is connected via SATA not IDE by the way )

BUT if i swap the DVD Writer onto the IDE2 slot, it works....
and any drive i put onto the IDE1 slot doesnt work at all....

any idea what is going on?


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Old 12-20-2004, 03:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try it on cable select, and make sure all connections are tight

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Old 12-20-2004, 03:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i tried that....didnt work

i also tried Master and Slave, no difference either....

is there somewhere where i need to enable IDE1 slot to work?

because originally it was only using IDE2 for the two drives and left IDE1 empty....
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Old 12-20-2004, 03:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Why dont you try using a different IDE cable and connect it to the IDE1 slot.

is there somewhere where i need to enable IDE1 slot to wor
Change the Primary/secondary master and slave to set as 'auto' in the BIOS options.
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Old 12-20-2004, 04:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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IDE1 is probably the primary channel. Its under Standard CMOS in my BIOS. Probably disabled ("none") Enable it like intercodes said.
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