Answer for:

configure SATA+ IDE+ IDE DVD writer

Message 10 of 9

View entire thread
0 Votes
Collapse -

If you check the master and slave drives , the master drive(Samsung 80 GB HD) should be connected to the black connector of the IDE cable and secondary (LG DVD writer ) to the grey cable. If your master drive is not connected to the black connector, than it won't be recognized as master, to change the HDD connection you would have to open up the commputer. You should also check the settings in the BIOS, hit F2 at startup, then check the HDD settings to see if the HDD that you want to be the primary master.Maybe its the jumpers if you're using a Dell HDD.

And the SATA drive maybe the problem if your BIOS does not support it