ive just fixed my pc after i took everything out ages ago. Ive just put some new ram in and eventually got the hard drive booting up. Problem is i cant remember how to get the cd rom working. I only have 1 ide wire with mb,slave and master connectors. Can it still work with just this ide wire or do i need a new one? am still fairly new to fixing pcs.
As above if the ribbone cable as three connections one one each end and one in the middle you can connect a Hard Drive and CD drive to the same cable. BUT if it a old 40 wire Ribbon not a 80 and it's a old comp. doing it this way may slow the hard drive down. So you could buy a new Ribbon from a Computer fair for about £2 and put it on IDE2 then both would be set as master