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August 17, 2010 8:07:25 PM

Right I only have 1 IDE connector on my motherboard (AsRock N68C-S UCC), so i tried to put the hard drive and dvd drive on the same IDE cable as it has 2 connectors branching off of it.

When i put both on the cable, the dvd drive opened which means it must be working...but the hard drive wouldnt work and a message came up saying no OS boot detected.

Works fine when its on its own without the HDD.

Any suggestions on how to solve this problem?

Thanks all :) 
August 17, 2010 8:17:12 PM

You can put in 2 devices on 1 IDE Cable you need to configure the devices with the little jumper.


So, look at your harddrive, put the jumper for Master
Look at the Optical drive, put the master to slave.


I recommend that you get yourself a SATA harddrive as fast as possible.
IDE Harddrives are quite slow compared to a new SATA 500Gigs (around 40$)

Also having the harddrive on the same IDE Cable as the Optical drive... will make is real slow.


for example
http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.synchro-b...

August 17, 2010 8:23:00 PM

C00lIT said:
You can put in 2 devices on 1 IDE Cable you need to configure the devices with the little jumper.


So, look at your harddrive, put the jumper for Master
Look at the Optical drive, put the master to slave.


I recommend that you get yourself a SATA harddrive as fast as possible.
IDE Harddrives are quite slow compared to a new SATA 500Gigs (around 40$)

Also having the harddrive on the same IDE Cable as the Optical drive... will make is real slow.


for example
http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.synchro-b...



How much slower would it actually make it?

> I found the jumper for the dvd drive and its currently in the middle of the 3 pins, it doesnt say which side i should slide it too?
August 20, 2010 6:03:19 PM

If you look carfully you should see little letters not too far off

m
s
cs

(Master slave or cable select)

You can try randomly till it works... you wont burn anything.



You want one of the devices to be master, the other slave... I never cared abut using cable select.

To start with, IDE Harddrives are getting old now, and therefor slower then most SATA drives... With the CDRom... a little slower...

But if you dare install or copy something from cd to harddrive... You might as well take the time to clean the house because that takes forever.


My experiment was to sell a friend a really cheep computer... 200$ for an AthlonII 250... Dual core, 3ghz, 2gigs ram... ide harddrive and cdrom on same cable...

It's slow so I sold them a recertified 500gig for 30$... made a huge difference.

Long story short, spend 50$ get a seagate or Western digital 320 to 500gig drive.
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