Installed new cd drive and now get press f1

Dell Dimension 5100 desktop
September 30, 2010 at 17:59:28
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Dell Dimension 5100 and I had a cd burner that went out and I bought and replaced
it. I connected the original connections to it, and now on start up it says drive two not found press f1 to continue. Is this fixable.

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#1
September 30, 2010 at 19:15:39
You have to set the jumper on the drive.

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#2
September 30, 2010 at 19:52:28
I have no idea how to do that. Can you let me know how?

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#3
September 30, 2010 at 20:37:00
Look at the back of the drive you removed. Next to the main cable connection there should be a group of pins...one of the pairs of pins will have a plastic jumper cap on them. This jumper designates the drive as either master, slave, or cable select.

Here's a couple of pics:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf-JAV...

http://www.hardwarezone.com.au/img/...

Make sure your new drive is jumpered the same as the drive you removed.


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#4
October 1, 2010 at 16:49:57
Dear Jam, yes it was that connector in the wrong place. On mine it didn't have
each one tagged with a name, it was just the whole box (all three sets) under one
name SLAVE. So I went by the one picture, the second one and put it in the third place and no F1 issue when I started it up. But this also, I looked at the original
just now and it has it in the first position, going left to right. But anyway works like new, got it from Dell back in September 2005. Still works great. Put extra ram in it.
That's about it. Greatly appreciated. You made my to do list very happy.

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