How can I add a new DVD drive to my computer?

December 14, 2010 at 11:22:18
Specs: Windows XP
I have 2 SATA HDD and 1 IDE DVD drive already in the computer. I added a new DVD drive (Plug n Play) to the computer but the computer cannot detect it. I went into the BIOS I noticed the BIOS did detect the first DVD drive as Primary IDE Master and the two HDD as Third and Fourt IDE Master respectively but did not detect any slave IDE in all (including the Primary Slave, Third slave or Forth Slave) what do you think I could do? please give all available options. ASAP.

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#1
December 14, 2010 at 12:27:15
It sounds like the jumper on the new dvd needs to be changed.

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#2
December 14, 2010 at 12:34:27
thanks mate. just did it and its working.

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#3
December 14, 2010 at 12:40:49
What type of interface is the second DVD drive? IDE/ATA or SATA. If IDE then you may need to rework the jumpers on the back of the second drive. If the original optical drive is jumpered using CS (cable select) then you need to jumper the other one CS too. In that case you also need to use an 80 wire/ 40 pin cable. If the cable in use came with either drive and the drives are less than a few years old you should have the correct type of cable.

You may have the SATA drives set to operate in an IDE compatibility mode. At any rate you don't need to be concerned with what the SATA drives show if they operate.


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#4
December 14, 2010 at 12:52:39
Good good good.
Thanks for posting back

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