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Solved: Unpluging IDE cables/ cd rom and DVD drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kilah, Nov 27, 2005.

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  1. kilah

    kilah Thread Starter

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    OK this is short and sweet right to the point, I use to be able to unplug my

    ide cables/ cd-rom drives, no problem but i recently formatted my computer I

    also have tried with XP PRO and WINDOWS 2000 cant seem to unplug my cd

    rom and cd recorder because if i do my computer does not start up. It

    says "BOOT DISK FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

    ANYBODY can you help me plz? But If I plug the cables back in my computer

    starts up. How else can I disable my cd rom? ALSO does anyone know if

    STARFORCE 1.12 works with windows 2000?
     
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

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    If the optical drives are on the same IDE cable as the hard drive then you need to make sure the hard drive is jumpered as a SINGLE MASTER and not CABLE SELECT or MASTER WITH SLAVE PRESENT. Also the hard drive should be connected at the END of an 80 wire IDE cable. Then in the BIOS setup set all the drives to AUTO DETECT rather then setting any of the drives to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM.

    But why are you disconnecting the drives?
     
  3. kilah

    kilah Thread Starter

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    I am doing this unpluging because to avoid starforce protection
     
  4. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    From my google searches, it sounds like you are trying to avoid copy protection somehow. I'm going to close this thread, and I see you had another thread closed too.

    I'm going to remind you to read the forum rules before posting again. One more closed thread due to illegal actions and your account will be disabled here.
     
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