Hard drive & dvd rom connectivity problem

viki - Jun 8, 2010 at 02:51 AM
 mikey0001 - Jun 9, 2010 at 03:39 AM

i made one master & other slve but didnt work.is their any synchorization problem.my one hard drive is SEAGATE & the other is WD.what to do with the DVD rom.i connect it by another data cable but still the computer did not pick it.
thanks for the 1st reply.hoping for this also

1 reply

Hi there, try to place the master drive on the end of the ribbon cable and the slave on the middle connector of the ribbon cable. the DVD-Rom should be on its own ribbon cable on the secondary IDE connector from the motherboard and try to set it as master on the end of the ribbon cable.

After many years of tech i have seen many strange things work that shouldn't and things not working that should, but those configurations i mentioned seemed to always help using the hardware you mentioned.

If it still does not recognize any of the drives i would try a different set of ribbon cables first and if that doesn't work then test the drives independently in a second computer.

I wish you the best of luck :)