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Only 1 of my disk drives work at a time

  • Optical Media
  • Disk Drives
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
January 3, 2006 10:20:59 AM

The title says it all i just decided to put in a old disk drive i have when i say old i got it last year but then i got another new one. The problem is when the old one is installed the one that was already installed does not show up in either device manager or my computer. The power works i.e. i can eject the tray etc. but nothing else i then with out touching the already installed drive unplug my old drive and the one that was already installed works.

Anybody got a clue what's going on, thanks.

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January 3, 2006 9:42:14 PM

Sounds like you didn't setup up the jumper settings on the new/old drive. You probably need to set the old drive to "slave."

If you have no clue what I'm talking about, please google it.

January 4, 2006 12:08:49 PM

Yep it turned out to be the jumpers, both drives now work perfectly. Thanks for the help mpjesse.
January 5, 2006 6:04:24 PM

No problema. :-)