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Anonymous
April 28, 2004 5:48:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

All,

During POST i get the message,'primary slave device ATAPI
incompatibility' error.

So I dont get to see my HL DT ST GCE 8320B LG CDwriter in
Windows XP.

I have looked high and low for a way to solve this, but
to no avail. The drive is only a year or so old. There
is no firmware update for it! It worked in my old PC,
before I rebuilt a new box today!

Any ideas wold be greatly appreciated.

Plz email answers to me.

CeNo
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 8:27:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

It is a bit unusual to put a slow-speed device like a CD drive on the
primary IDE controller. That is usually used for hard drives. If you have
a secondary IDE controller, and many motherboards do, try connecting the CD
drive to it.

Also, did you set the jumpers on the CD drive correctly, meaning slave vs
master?


"CeNo" <seanoevil@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:5b8801c42d62$2e6b85e0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
> All,
>
> During POST i get the message,'primary slave device ATAPI
> incompatibility' error.
>
> So I dont get to see my HL DT ST GCE 8320B LG CDwriter in
> Windows XP.
>
> I have looked high and low for a way to solve this, but
> to no avail. The drive is only a year or so old. There
> is no firmware update for it! It worked in my old PC,
> before I rebuilt a new box today!
>
> Any ideas wold be greatly appreciated.
>
> Plz email answers to me.
>
> CeNo
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 8:27:30 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Hi,

On the primary ide I have a boot drive, and cdriter as
slave - jumpers correct.
I have the a HDD as secondary master, and dvdwriter as
secondary slave on the secondary ide connector.

Tried all jumper settings, cables etc...

>-----Original Message-----
>It is a bit unusual to put a slow-speed device like a CD
drive on the
>primary IDE controller. That is usually used for hard
drives. If you have
>a secondary IDE controller, and many motherboards do,
try connecting the CD
>drive to it.
>
>Also, did you set the jumpers on the CD drive correctly,
meaning slave vs
>master?
>
>
>"CeNo" <seanoevil@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:5b8801c42d62$2e6b85e0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
>> All,
>>
>> During POST i get the message,'primary slave device
ATAPI
>> incompatibility' error.
>>
>> So I dont get to see my HL DT ST GCE 8320B LG CDwriter
in
>> Windows XP.
>>
>> I have looked high and low for a way to solve this, but
>> to no avail. The drive is only a year or so old.
There
>> is no firmware update for it! It worked in my old PC,
>> before I rebuilt a new box today!
>>
>> Any ideas wold be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Plz email answers to me.
>>
>> CeNo
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
April 28, 2004 11:44:13 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

In general... Don't put a CD, CD burner, DVD, or DVD burner on the same
IDE channel as a hard drive. IDE will transfer data at the maximum speed
allowed by the "slowest" device (e.g. much slower than your hard drive can
transfer data).

In general...CD writers and DVD writers are not happy being slaves. Some,
indeed, will not function properly as a slave.

steve

<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5c3701c42d76$080b0fb0$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> On the primary ide I have a boot drive, and cdriter as
> slave - jumpers correct.
> I have the a HDD as secondary master, and dvdwriter as
> secondary slave on the secondary ide connector.
>
> Tried all jumper settings, cables etc...
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >It is a bit unusual to put a slow-speed device like a CD
> drive on the
> >primary IDE controller. That is usually used for hard
> drives. If you have
> >a secondary IDE controller, and many motherboards do,
> try connecting the CD
> >drive to it.
> >
> >Also, did you set the jumpers on the CD drive correctly,
> meaning slave vs
> >master?
> >
> >
> >"CeNo" <seanoevil@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >news:5b8801c42d62$2e6b85e0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
> >> All,
> >>
> >> During POST i get the message,'primary slave device
> ATAPI
> >> incompatibility' error.
> >>
> >> So I dont get to see my HL DT ST GCE 8320B LG CDwriter
> in
> >> Windows XP.
> >>
> >> I have looked high and low for a way to solve this, but
> >> to no avail. The drive is only a year or so old.
> There
> >> is no firmware update for it! It worked in my old PC,
> >> before I rebuilt a new box today!
> >>
> >> Any ideas wold be greatly appreciated.
> >>
> >> Plz email answers to me.
> >>
> >> CeNo
> >
> >
> >.
> >
Anonymous
April 29, 2004 3:01:27 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

All,

Thx 4 advice so far!

Should I then have my two ide hard drives on one channel,
and my two cd drives on the other?
I thought that was bad practice!

CeNo.
>-----Original Message-----
>In general... Don't put a CD, CD burner, DVD, or DVD
burner on the same
>IDE channel as a hard drive. IDE will transfer data at
the maximum speed
>allowed by the "slowest" device (e.g. much slower than
your hard drive can
>transfer data).
>
>In general...CD writers and DVD writers are not happy
being slaves. Some,
>indeed, will not function properly as a slave.
>
>steve
>
><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:5c3701c42d76$080b0fb0$a101280a@phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> On the primary ide I have a boot drive, and cdriter as
>> slave - jumpers correct.
>> I have the a HDD as secondary master, and dvdwriter as
>> secondary slave on the secondary ide connector.
>>
>> Tried all jumper settings, cables etc...
>>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >It is a bit unusual to put a slow-speed device like a
CD
>> drive on the
>> >primary IDE controller. That is usually used for hard
>> drives. If you have
>> >a secondary IDE controller, and many motherboards do,
>> try connecting the CD
>> >drive to it.
>> >
>> >Also, did you set the jumpers on the CD drive
correctly,
>> meaning slave vs
>> >master?
>> >
>> >
>> >"CeNo" <seanoevil@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> >news:5b8801c42d62$2e6b85e0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> All,
>> >>
>> >> During POST i get the message,'primary slave device
>> ATAPI
>> >> incompatibility' error.
>> >>
>> >> So I dont get to see my HL DT ST GCE 8320B LG
CDwriter
>> in
>> >> Windows XP.
>> >>
>> >> I have looked high and low for a way to solve this,
but
>> >> to no avail. The drive is only a year or so old.
>> There
>> >> is no firmware update for it! It worked in my old
PC,
>> >> before I rebuilt a new box today!
>> >>
>> >> Any ideas wold be greatly appreciated.
>> >>
>> >> Plz email answers to me.
>> >>
>> >> CeNo
>> >
>> >
>> >.
>> >
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
April 29, 2004 1:14:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

joust in jest wrote:

> In general... Don't put a CD, CD burner, DVD, or DVD burner on the same
> IDE channel as a hard drive. IDE will transfer data at the maximum speed
> allowed by the "slowest" device (e.g. much slower than your hard drive can
> transfer data).
>

Uh, that was good advice ten years ago. But all recent (and even
fairly recent) PCs maintain independent speed tables for each device
on each IDE cable, so that having a slow widget on the same cable
with a fast widget will not affect the speed of the fast widget.

It is true, since IDE only transfers to one device at a time, that
using a slow widget means that a fast widget with which it shares
the IDE cable will need to wait a bit longer for the slow device to
complete its transfer, but that is a second-order effect.
--
Cheers, Bob
!