Stumped with IDE cable

  • sexcbubz
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey everyone.

I have a situation that is a bit interesting. I recently had to format my brothers computer (cuz that kid likes to download anything and everything)....

Now i also had to get a new GC as his one had gone faulty. Once i bought the new one, i had so many issues trying to load Windows on it because the DVD drive wasn't working, and then the HDD wasn't working. I realized that only one will work at a time..... They are both connected to the one IDE cable (its got two connectors), which then connects to the m/b.

Ive tried using a different IDE cable, but that didn't work, and the m/b doesn't have another slot for it.

Neither the HDD or DVD drive are SATA, but they both worked at the same time previously....

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance =)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I think you have to enter the bios and detect ide devices, not sure though. Also, im not sure but do the drives need the right master/slave configurations or is that only for 2 drives of the same type?
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Hard drive should be Master and DVD drive needs to be in slave configuration when running off the same cable. It looks like you have both as Master

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