Not detecting harddrives

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my hard disk and cd drive does not detect at a same time if i remove power supply cable given to hard disk then my cd drive gets detected n if i remove cd drive power supply connection then the hard disk gets detected... bt i wnt both the drives to be detected at a same time...due to this problem i cnt format my pc..pls help

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Hello,

Try this 1

If you are using PATA hard drive and using the same IDE data cable to connect

the hard drive and CD\DVD drive then make sure that your hard drive is set to

Master and the drive as Slave using jumpers. You can find the jumper settings on

your hard drive\DVD drive.

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Thanx.... bt still drives are nt detecting
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My hard drive is already set to master n dvd drive as slave bt still both dnt get detected at a same tym if one of the drive's supply is removed then the other drives gets detected....bt both nt at same tym....
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Hello,
Try this 1
If you are using same IDE cable for both, then get an another IDE cable and try connecting the hard drive \ DVD-Drive to another IDE Slot on the motherboard. Also try connecting another molex power connector to your hard drive \ DVD-Drive.
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Hello,
Another ide slot is not available fr motherboard...have nly 2 slots one is fr hdd o dvd n the another is for floppy though the foppy drive is not available....
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Hello,
Try this 1
Set the jumpers both in hard drive and DVD drive in cable select mode. Now check which one is being detected.
Good Luck