Freezing after installation of new DVD Drive

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Post 3+ Months Ago

My computer, well my dad's, has started to freeze when it chekcs for the IDE drives, I recently installed a new DVD drive on the same cable as the other cd drive.

Now i think i took oput the dvd drive but it still freezes, although i cant remeber. Can anyone tell me why this may happen
  • MHill
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Is the new DVD player on the same IDE cable as your HDD? If it is, did you set the jumpers on the new DVD player (on the back) to Slave? because if the jumper are set on master, it could be conflicting with your HDD, because you cant have two masters on the same IDE cable or vis-versa with slave...

Hope this helps..
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i had a look at that, ill try it again, i thought was most liekly to be the problem, anyone got any other ideas?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

boot in safe mode and update the drivers. that is if you can get that far
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Fixed it, not sure how. The IDE cable had, like most i assume, a connector on one end, for a drive and anther for a drive in the middle, just out of interest, does the slave have to be on the one in the middle? or does it not make a difference

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