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Connecting a new sata DVD drive - problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by holden_teen, Jul 7, 2008.

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  1. holden_teen

    holden_teen Thread Starter

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    Hi, I currently have a IDE dvd drive, and now want to install a Sata DVD drive. I had a card adapter (for sd, xd cards etc), but I did not have another Sata cable, so I have disconnected the card reader, and used the cable for the DVD drive.

    Now when I start up the computer, it is continually coming up with "disk boot error please insert system disk and press enter". I have searched google and this forum, but don't understand a few things.

    Firstly, I am using IDE cables for one of the DVD drives, and a Sata cable for the other. I was reading that is might be changing it to a master... Not exactly sure what this means, but in Bios, is says 0 Master: Old dvd drive, 2 Master: New DVD drive. What am I doing wrong for this to be coming up? I know the new one should be coming up as 0 Slave, but its not...???

    I have disconnected the new dvd drive, and connected the old one (as it was), and it is still coming up with the same error... Have I dont something wrong?

    Thanks in advance. I apologise if I haven't included all the information you need. Just reply back with what I have forgotten.
     
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    Hi and welcome. Did you disconnect the hard drive?
     
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