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installed slave hardrive, but now can't find cd-rom drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by i8reds, Jan 20, 2005.

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  1. i8reds

    i8reds Thread Starter

    Jan 20, 2005
    installed slave hardrive, but now can't find cd-rom drive

    Hi I am a newbie and don’t understand a lot of the computer jargon, but I can follow instruction so please help.

    I took my old hardrive out of my old computer and changed the jumper to slave using tweezers, I connected my old hardrive into my new computer by connecting a grey ribbon cable socket which was connected to the cable to my exsisting hardrive and I also connect a socket which had 2 yellow wires 2 red and 4 back (I think.)

    Once I turned on my computer windows xp desktop loaded up as usual, and in the bottom right hand corner of the screen a little box said new hardware/hardrive dettected/added (something like that)

    I click on D drive in my computer to find that my old hardrive had been installed in their automatically, but d drive is where I used to play cd’s or dvd’s and I can’t play them now. When I put in a cd or dvd my computer doesn’t even detect/find it! When I click on D drive all my old folders and documents from my old hardrive are on it!

    Please help me with a simple step by step guide -Thanks
  2. norton850


    Mar 8, 2004
    Welcome to TSG

    It seems like both of your hard drives are working so whatever you did there must have been right. ;)

    As far as the CD drive one thing to check would be the connections to make sure that nothing came loose during your time inside the case. Is the CDROM all by itself on a cable? It's "normal" that the hard drive got the "D" and your CDROM should have been given another letter like "E".
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