IDE error on start-up ????

  paultino 14:39 08 May 04
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Can anyone please help with this error?

IDE DRIVES INSTALLATION ERROR
for best reliability & performance ,please change the stand alone slave drive to master. system halt.

AMD XP2400+, KT400 Mobo, 512MB 266DDRRAM,
maxtor 40 GIG HD. I do not get the error every time at start-up.the PC has run fine for months with no problems.All settings of the pc are correct and none have been changed since the PC was built. Thanks.

  powerless 14:42 08 May 04

Check your jumpers are firmly in place.

  paultino 14:50 08 May 04

Thx Powerless, Yes all jumpers and in fact cables are in firm place.I have checked everything.

  woodchip 14:55 08 May 04

Is the jumper on master or slave, if you only have one drive it should be master at the back of the drive you need to remove it to find out

  paultino 15:02 08 May 04

I have 1 maxtor HD set to master.

  woodchip 16:20 08 May 04

Try a new Ribbon Cable

  paultino 23:46 08 May 04

Thx Woodchip, I will try a new cable.

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