ide channel 1 master- installing a cd-rom dri

May 13, 2009 at 11:48:37
Specs: Windows XP, 2048 mb
i want to reinstal win xp, but my cd-rom drive is installed as secondary slave and i want to install it as ide channel 1 master
how to do it
help appreciated :D:D:D
sorry if i posted this in a wrong category

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#1
May 13, 2009 at 11:54:12
"i want to install it as ide channel 1 master "

any reason why ? as your hard drive should be master on ide1
(for the norm) you can put it on ide2 as master tho.
just fathoming out your reasoning.


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#2
May 13, 2009 at 11:59:40
well...
how exactly the cd-rom drive should be installed
dunno, but it shouldn`t be installed as secondary slave for sure
so tell me where should it be installed
:D:D:D

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#3
May 13, 2009 at 12:51:39
>> but it shouldn`t be installed as secondary slave for sure <<

Why not? Makes not the slightest difference which channel it is on and whether it is slave or master. There was a time that slave drive wouldn't work with a master being present but that is no longer the case. Since the advent of UDMA the concept of Master/Slave is largely redundant and the terms are just kept for convenience. They might just as well be called first drive and second drive.

Normally the boot drive goes on the primary channel as Master but even that is not absolutely essential.

Stuart


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#4
May 13, 2009 at 13:01:10
ok
i will install it as ide channel master 1, like on this computer
while the hard drive is connected to ide master 0
i do this because i receive an error massage boot from atapi cdrom and i can`t reinstall windows xp and i need to since i deleted a system file
:(:(:(:(

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#5
May 13, 2009 at 13:32:34
Maybe just maybe...the drive is dead.

How about letting us in on the error code.

Change Is Good
http://www.citizenlink.org/Stopligh...


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#6
May 14, 2009 at 03:27:50
no error code
just the message
windows couldn`t start because the file <Windows Root>/system32/hal.dll is missing or corrupted
now i am trying to restore that file, buy i can boot from a cd
errorm message: "boot from atapi cd-rom failure"

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#7
May 14, 2009 at 03:30:33
can it be caused because my cd-rom drive is installed as
secondary slave?

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#8
May 14, 2009 at 05:10:37
are you still there
if you are please respond
:):):):):)

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#9
May 14, 2009 at 07:08:10
hi
how to install ide cdrom or dvdrw
note fig 1.2
http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgradin...

also have a look on youtube lots of how to's


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#10
May 14, 2009 at 07:34:06
Only one day went by, then you posted again. Not everybody is
jumping to Reply. Like I look at peoples problems once a day. May not see me for another day.

Laptop or Desktop ???
Make and Model ???
Is the location of that CD drive in the same connection location as when you got the computer ???

boot from atapi cd-rom failure
Maybe the drive is no longer working ???
Mechanical devices do go bad.

If you do a Web Search for atapi cd-rom failure
you will find many hits. In fact 185,000. Some from Computing.net


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#11
May 14, 2009 at 07:53:58
if asking me, the comp is desktop, model maxtor 40x
it`s the same location, but this is a first time to need to reinstall windows xp. so i am asking if it can be caused because my cd-rom drive is installed as
secondary slave, while on the other comps the cd-rom drive is installed as primary master 2 and the hard drive as primary master 1 and from there i can boot from a cd, while from this i can`t
if i need to reinstall the cd-rom drive as primary master 2, TELL ME HOT TO DO IT!!! DO NOT BY PASS THIS SENTENCY, PLEASE.(AND I AM NOT SHOUTING, JUST IN CASE). Please respond as soon as you can. :D:D:D
and the cd-rom drive works fine, just about the bad installation

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#12
May 14, 2009 at 08:14:27
you down ???

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#13
May 14, 2009 at 08:28:20
I had ask for the Make and Model of the computer, not the HDD.

There is a wide ribbon cable attach to the HDD. Other end is plugged into a socket on the motherboard. If the motherboard has another similar socket adjacent to that one, then that spare
socket should be the IDE 2. If so, then you need another ribbon cable to plug in there.
NOTE that one wire at the side of the cable has a RED line on the insulation. Make sure both ribbon plugs are orientated correctly when plugging them into the MB and Drive.
ALSO, a small jumper at the back of the Drive may have to be moved to another set of pins.
Alot can be learned from Maxtor website.

I do not know about ATAPI drives.


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#14
May 14, 2009 at 08:36:28
ok i`ve got it
i did it and i goes smootly
i knew that was the problem
thank`s :D:D:D
have a nice day
just in case, which one is maxtor`s web page?

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