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CdRom drive is Missing!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by farscapeuk, Jan 5, 2006.

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  1. farscapeuk

    farscapeuk Thread Starter

    Oct 25, 2004
    Hello All,
    Can someone please help, I have winxp sp2 with 1 dvdrw drive and 1 dvdrom drive installed the latter is where my probs are. When i boot up i get the msg "pri slave drive - Atapi incompatible,
    press F1 to resume.
    I do and win starts, i looked in my computer cos dvdrom failed to work, and there is no icon for it either? I rebooted and each time and it is the same, can you help please i,m just lost
    Thanks All :confused: :confused:
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    It sounds like you have a jumpering problem. Are you using an 80 conductor IDE cable? If so, both drives should be jumpered for Cable Select. If you're not using an 80 conductor IDE cable, you have to jumper one drive as Master, and the other as slave. I think this should resolve your issues.
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