dvd drive install

  citadel 00:43 01 Jun 2003

I am trying to install a dvd drive. I am using the ribbon cable and plugs that were attached to a cd rom drive that is installed but i do not intend to use again. When i re-start the computer the green light on the new drive flashes but the floppy drive green light does not flash. windows then a refuses to load and asks for boot disc. when i disconnect the new drive the floppy works and windows loads. I cannot understand what is wrong as the floppy is not connected to the same cable as the new drive.

  nigwel 01:04 01 Jun 2003

Have you still got both connected to the IDE cable? Have you set one to be master and the other slave?

  nigwel 01:05 01 Jun 2003

Are you sure you havent dislodged the Hard drive cable?

  nigwel 01:06 01 Jun 2003

Is the cable in the right way up...

  DieSse 01:29 01 Jun 2003

The reason the system will not boot up is that the hard drive is not working correctly - probably because you have the DVD drive and hard drive on the same cable, and you have not set the master/slave jumper correctly on your DVD drive.

Ideally, you should put the DVD drive on a different cable to the hard drive - almost all system have two IDE cable connectors on the motherboard, so you only need to buy a new IDE cable.

The floppy drive is not working smply because the system is not booting up, most probably - get the DVD settings correct, and all should be well.

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