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IDE CD-ROM not being recognized by BIOS/Win

By dmcmillan1 ·
Dell Dimension 9100 system has one IDE port on motherboard (IDE primary). Attached to that I had a CD-ROM jumpered as master at the end of my IDE cable, and a CD-RW jumpered as cable select at the 2nd connector. Everything works.

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CD-ROM Slave

by kal_lmn In reply to IDE CD-ROM not being reco ...

Try setting the CD-ROM as a slave, or as cable select as well. Since the CD-RW is set to cable select, and is on the second ide ribbon connector (closest to motherboard) I believe that that is being the master, and you can only have one master, hence the CD-ROM not working. At least this is what I remember from my ROP computer class. Cable select sets the drive closest to the board as the master.

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