Error Message: Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible

By chiefer_sutherland ·
Tags: Windows, Hardware
So I recently switched towers and now, all of a sudden, I'm getting this error message as soon as I boot my system. The error message reads "Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible". This has really been frustrating since there's NO Primary Slave Drive even installed in my computer!! I have one hard drive installed which is recognized as the Primary Master & a DVD Drive which is recognized as the Secondary Master. My old system ran flawlessly. I'm beginning to think maybe my motherboard is bugging out cuz I fail to understand how it can be telling me that a "nonexistent" drive is incompatible. Any suggestions??

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What type of HD are these?

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Error Message: Primary Sl ...

If they are IDE/ATA Drives are they mounted on the end connector of the IDE Ribbon?

If not the M'Board is Autodecting them as Slaves because that is where the IDE Lead Slave is plugged in. You should Jumper the IDE Drive correctly and then plug all Master Drives into the End Connector.

Of course if they are SATA Drives that's a different story.


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