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IDE change for DVD

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Last response: in Storage
June 12, 2002 4:14:16 PM

WindowsXP (Home), ABit BD7II mainboard.

I currently have my DVD as "Master" on IDE2. I'm installing a 2nd HD (slower UDMA than my existing HD, so I want it on IDE2). When I configure the DVD as "Slave" on IDE2, will I need to change anything in XP (DM)?



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June 12, 2002 8:46:19 PM

as long as the jumpers are set correctly on the drives windows should autodetect them and set up correctly. u might want to go into the bois to make sure it sees them correctly before going into windows.
June 12, 2002 9:05:25 PM

Thanks, I'll do that. I figure I'll have to have the BIOS detect the HD anyway.

June 17, 2002 1:57:15 AM

If windows does its usual thing, expect DMA to be mysteriously disabled and your drive letters to be jumbled around. LOL

apart from that u should be fine.

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