Originally posted by Makaveli213
As i stated the the IDE have a specif designation for each connection.
The first one connects to the Mother board. The next connection that is closest to it is for the Master device. That should be the HDD. The one furthest away is for the Slave device. Which would be the Optical drive.
I understand that you need one of the partitions but you said that you had put it in your other PC and moved the info onto that one. That is why i suggested what i did.
hummm so it shouldnt be working the way it is now, even though it is working. I have the single HDD connected to the end of the IDE cable. I have always assumed that the end of the IDE cable was the master, that way if you only had one, you wouldnt have extra cable sticking off the end. guess I was wrong. I may have known that, but the most recent computer I have built (my own) had SATA so I didnt need to mess with that. anyhow, for some reason, its working, even though it is on the end of the IDE cable.
now im having trouble with the soundcard though. the mobo has sound built in. but we also have a soundblaster card. I cant get either to work for some reason, and I tried to uninstall the Abit (VIA built in) soundcard but the computer shut down right away as if the power cut. did thhat 3 more times, then I started it in safe mode, and it finally uninstalled the way it was supposed to then. but after reinstalling, and trying to get windows to use its own drivers, I still have no sound. any ideas?