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HI,

I need some help I am building a new computer and I have it all together but when I turn it on the screen come up and I can get into the bios ( I have a ASUS P4P800-VM MB) and the only problem is that the hard drive and cd rom drive do not come on.But when you unplug the ATA cable the hard drive will work as will the cd-rom can someone please help .

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It sounds like you have them both on the same cable??? Both set to master??
 

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I have the hd set to the master and the cr-rom drive set to the slave drive. I tested the cables using another computer. Any other suggestions please let me no I really have to get this up and running.
 
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Is the cable plugged in properly? Pin 1 to pin 1?
Are both controllers turned on in the bios?

OOps, sorry. Only one IDE controller
 
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if your only using 1 hd and 1 cdrom why not put a cable on each. should have 2 ide channels.
 
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