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My Computer can't find CD Drive

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March 30, 2007 8:30:09 PM

Recently, i purchased a new IDE 80-wire cable, and replaced my old 40-conductor one. I used to connect the hdd and the cd-rw the following way on the previous pc. they were all on one cable, hdd was master, cd-rw was slave and everything worked fine. now when i put the cables the same way, it doesnt find any of the drives, but when i put the cd-rw as master, and the hdd as slave, it find both of them in the bios, windows boots normally, but cd-rw does not appear on computer. when i go to device manager, it doesnt give me any errors or conflicts, but it also doesnt list the cd-rw. What do i need to do to make the cd-rw visible in my computer again?

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March 30, 2007 9:13:35 PM

Double check you jumper settings. Make sure the cables to the drives are secure.
March 30, 2007 9:26:08 PM

hdd is set to cs, and the cd-rw is set to master. i tried changing the cd-rw to cs, but still doesnt find it....
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March 30, 2007 11:14:06 PM

The hard drive should be set to Master and be connected at the top of the cable and the DVD should be set to Slave. Could also try a different data cable
March 31, 2007 9:16:35 AM

It finally found it. I did what you suggested, i set up the hdd as master and the cd-rw as slave AND the way the cables were connected before, and it found everything. i guess after connecting the cables the other way before, i moved some of the jumpers. i tried setting the cd as master and the hdd as slave, as the cable seemed a bit too short. Thanks for the fast reply
March 31, 2007 12:48:36 PM

Glad it worked