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Solved: IDE Hard Drive and CD drive detection issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JT Cole, Jun 17, 2009.

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  1. JT Cole

    JT Cole Thread Starter

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    I recently bought a new DVD RW drive to replace my old one which had a burnt out laser. When I put in the drives I set up my secondary hard drive and my new drive as cable select and attached the master connector to the hard drive and the slave connector to the DVD. I booted the system and immediately got a boot error saying it couldn't locate either of the IDE drives. So, I spent the next hour or so trying every possible jumper combination setting and got the error no matter what upon boot. Finally I put them both back to CS and just skipped past the error because I was sick of messing with it. To my surprise, the drives showed up in My Computer and functioned but at a very very slow speed. I ran a PC Pitstop scan and it showed a drive speed of 2mb/sec which is really slow. So, clearly something isn't being detected properly. For some reason also, my BIOS doesn't have any "auto-detect" option to try to detect attached drives so in the BIOS it just has two unknown devices attached to the primary and slave IDE drives.

    Any help would be much appreciated.... thanks !
    THanks
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    And the make and Model of your PC???????

    use "Load defaults"
     
  3. JT Cole

    JT Cole Thread Starter

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    Solved this... i was being a little stupid apparantely.... switched ide cable connectors and it worked.... but now I have other bigger problems that I'm going to create a new post about...sigh
     
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