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Master vs Slave on an IDE cable

By abcs ·
Question is how to configure a CD-Rom and an HP Tape drive on an IDE cable. I have the the CD-Rom set as Master and the tape as Slave. These are both on the secondary IDE controller port on the Motherboard. Running Windows 2000.
Message I keepgetting is it does not find the tape drive.

TIA for any ideas.

Robert Payne

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by Shs_Bulldog In reply to Master vs Slave on an IDE ...

Ok. You need to make the cdrom and the tape drive both slaves.

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by abcs In reply to Master vs Slave on an IDE ...

Drives have to be setup 1 as Master and 1 as Slave. Got it resolved. Problem with the HP Software Installation.

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by tchieng In reply to Master vs Slave on an IDE ...

Humm... your setup sounds good and correct. However here are a couple of suggestions - no answers.

1) check the orientation of the cable
2) check for snugly fit on all devices
3) disconnect the cable to the CDROM and set the jumper to Master onthe tape drive and try without the CD-ROM. See if that works. (If you need to load software from the CD-ROM, you can move it to the Primary channel temporarily).
4) repeat step 3 with Slave settings.

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by abcs In reply to Master vs Slave on an IDE ...

Got it resolved. A problem with the HP software installation. Had to call HP tech support. Thanks for you help.

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by McKayTech In reply to Master vs Slave on an IDE ...

I agree that your setup sounds correct.

Have you checked to see if your tape drive is on the Windows2000 Hardware Compatability List? I was using an IDE tape drive under WindowsNT but had to replace it for Windows2000 because it was not supported.

Just something to check....

paul

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by abcs In reply to Master vs Slave on an IDE ...

Got it resolved. Problems with the HP software installation. Thanks for you help.

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by lennydent In reply to Master vs Slave on an IDE ...

I have had a similar problem with a CDR Writer, however, Windows picks it up after startup. I does not list during system boot process, even though I have CMOS set to AUTO.

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by abcs In reply to Master vs Slave on an IDE ...

Got it resolved. Problems with the HP software installation program. Thanks for you help.

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by paultickle In reply to Master vs Slave on an IDE ...

I have a Conner 250 tape streamer, but it is hooked into my floppy drives, not my hard drive.

I run the standard two hard drive, two floppies, C.D. and a tape streamer from three data cables.

#1 has both hard drives, master and slave

#2 hasmy C.D.

#3 (the floppy cable) runs both floppies plus the tape streamer.

I think the easily spotted problem with my possible solution is that you are obviously using a 40 pin cable. Does your tape streamer have a facility to attach by adapterto a floppy cable?

This does not answer your question, but it may be worth a try.

Good luck!

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by abcs In reply to Master vs Slave on an IDE ...

Got it resolved. Problem with the HP software installation. Had to call HP tech support. Thanks for you help.

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