Secondary Drive 0 and 1 not found

Dell / DIMENSION 2400
April 12, 2009 at 07:34:10
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.392 GHz / 1022 MB
I bought my Dell Dimension 2400 with new cd and dvd drives that are different from the original. The guy I bought it from reformatted it to the original windows xp home operating system. It says the secondary drive 0 and 1 are not found. They open but they won't read anything. It is something to do with when you like set the thing so slave or whatever? I have tried everything!

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April 12, 2009 at 07:42:53
Check the boot screen, or in the BIOS, to see if the drives are listed, if not then open the case to see if the data cable is connected - the power cable obviously is as they are opening. If the cable is attached then it may be the jumpers, as you mention - most optical drives come set as slaves, so you do need one set to master if they are on the same cable.

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