Jumper setting on CD-Rom
How do you set the jumper settings on a Cd-Rom. I see the pins for master, slave, and something else. I want my CD-Rom set as slave and not master. The little plastic thing is on the slave pins but i can't get my BIOS to detect it on bootup. Please help.
the something else is cable select.
how is it plugged into your mother board? is it on the cable from the hard drive or on its own cable? why do you want it as a slave?
if you have one hard drive and 1 cd. the hard drive is plugged into IDE 1 AND the cd is plugged into IDE 2 if that is the case it should be set as master. it would be the secondary master, and your harddrive is the primary master.
I already have a 2nd HDD as my secondary master. I couldn't get it to work as primary slave.
Can someone please tell me how to set the jumper settings. I have my cd-rom connected through a cable that is also connected to my hard disk drive. I have another hard disk that is setup as my secondary master. Read my first post and then get back to me on it. Also should I attach my 2nd HDD as primary slave and cd-rom as secondary master?
If placing the jumper on the slave pins on the CDROM doesn't work, try putting it on the Cable Select pins.
With modern HDs and CDROMs, it doesn't really matter where you put your 2nd HD and your CDROM. Personal preference seems to be the rule here. I like to set the 2nd HD as primary slave for no other reason than the fact that the two are usually mounted right next to each other, so sharing the same IDE cable is relatively easy.
BTW, have you checked your BIOS to make sure that all of the IDE devices are set to AUTO-Detect?
One more thing that you could try. When you are sure of where your CDRom drive is, on which cable and that it, and whatever other drive on that cable is jumpered correctly, reboot, go into your BIOS and set that IDE postition to "none" save and exit. It should detect that CDrom drive when you reboot.
It's best to keep you CD-ROM and Primary *MASTER* on seperate channels for performance purposes. For the time being, set the CD-ROM to Master and hook it to the connector on the end of the cable which will be in place of your second hdd on the Secondary Channel. Always ensure that the red stripe on the IDE cable is toward the power plug. In the BIOS, make sure that all IDE channels are enabled and, in the CMOS screen, that you have all drives set to "Auto". Then go to the detection Utility screen and accept the default option for each detection process (4 of them) presented by the BIOS. If the CD-ROM is found by the BIOS this time you should see it listed on the first and/or the second boot screen. Then all you have to do is set the other hdd to slave and hook it to the middle connector on the second channel - or the first channel if it won't slow down your Master - and start the process all over again to detect your second hdd.
[This message has been edited by TOAD6147 (edited 07-26-2001).]
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