sata hard drive with 1 sata dvd drive and 1 ide

  wappa 14:41 11 Nov 10

Hi hope you can help, have put in a new motherboard and formatted windows, my hard drive is sata, dvd drive D is sata, but my 2nd dvd drive is ide(i think its called), have put HD in sata 1, sata dvd drive in 2 and 2nd dvd drive ide! it is all recognised on my computer but nothing works when i use drive E my 2nd dvd drive, any suggestions please
Regards Paul

  Terry Brown 14:50 11 Nov 10

First - Check all the cables are corectly connected.

Especially the IDE drive as it is possible to put the cable in the wrong way up, Normally the cut out goes to the top of the drive.

Check you do not have any bent pins on the DVD drive, if so you may be able to straighten then with a pair of Nose pliars -- VERY CAREFULLY

Try replacing the IDE cable with another cable as the cable may be faulty.

Check the power supply to the IDE cable and that it is set to Slave not Master or Cable select.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:25 11 Nov 10

It will be trying to boot from IDE first.

Enter Setup (BIOS) and change boot order so sata is first boot device save and exit.

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