PC running Win 2000 Pro. Just tried fitting a CD-RW and PC will not boot properly. Think it might be a jumper problem. The PC has its hard drive and existing CD connected to the motherboard via a ribbon cable. I tried to connect the new drive via another ribbon cable to the spare EIDE connector on the motherboard. What is confusing me is the jumper settings. On the CD-RW above the jumper are two rows of letters. Top row is CSM, bottom is SLA. The jumper is set to the middle position (as it is on the existing CD). Is this a jumper prob. or is there more to it?
the letters dont read across, they read down. CS = cable select, SL = slave, MA = master, If this drive is on the secondary IDE on its own, you should set the jumpers to MASTER (MA). you currently have it set to slave.