Enable IDE CDROM 2 an IDE HDD

April 21, 2009 at 19:15:50
Specs: Windows XP
Hi! I have an CDROM here and its connector is IDE, and I want to reformat my other PC which is the HDD is in IDE too. Whenever I connect the CDROM, the PC does not recognize both the CDROM and the HDD.
But when I uses a SATA HDD it went ok. What should I do to enable the CDROM to an IDE HDD? Please help!

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#1
April 21, 2009 at 20:17:14
Some things to check"
BIOS settings.
Jumper settings on the drives.
Controllers on mother board.
Drive position on cable.

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#2
April 21, 2009 at 20:28:52
Yeah, it's probably the jumpers on the back of the drives. Either the HD needs to be set as master and the cdrom as slave or both are jumpered CS (cable select) and the hard drive would usually be on the end connection and the cdrom on the middle connection.

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#3
April 22, 2009 at 18:32:59
Even on BIOS Settings they're not been recognized. When the Hard disk is in SATA it does read by the computer, but when I'm using an IDE Hard disk, none!!!

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#4
April 22, 2009 at 20:10:45
JUMPERS, JUMPERS, JUMPERS!! Oh, did I mention the drive jumpers?

Post back exactly how both the hard drive and cdrom are jumpered. And the hard drive model number.


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