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Can I Speed Up My CD Writer With 80 Conductor Cable?

I have a dell and it was givng me a message that there was no boot drive installed, repeatedly for months. Reply Norm says: September 23, 2009 at 12:21 am Having the same problem. solved do I need a special 40 pin IDE cable to connect a DVD/CD-RW ROM? 40 pin v 80 pin cable on drive q 80 pin v 40 pin drive and Thanking you, Yours truly, B.Ranganathan Reply Michael says: March 6, 2009 at 5:08 pm Thanks. his comment is here

Should I simply add jumpers and format the second drive? Reply Elliot says: August 11, 2007 at 9:03 am Thanks! How do you format a HD that you cant see then? More Resources IBM Drive Support Website Longer 80wire cables? https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-i-speed-up-my-cd-writer-with-80-conductor-cable.104929/

However, should you have no other choice but to share a dial-up connection, your means to do so would be the Internet Connection Sharing ("ICS") setup for Win9x [I generally advise Reply mark says: December 18, 2008 at 12:29 pm working on a computer with two hard drives. Reply Gwen says: February 9, 2009 at 7:18 pm Would like to know the same answer of not format=ting the second (slave) hard drive.

  1. If you are adding a second drive, just pick any empty drive bay - one a bit below the current drive might work best, because it will make it easier to
  2. What position should I connect my CDROM Burner if I want to put it on the 40-wire cable?
  3. Sorry that your system isn't booting at all: I wondered if I could add that you might want to leave the case open after you replace the CMOS battery (if you
  4. i don't want to reformat the HDD.
  5. Well, thing is, I have 900GB of data on the drive that I cannot lose.
  6. Just a suggestion.
  7. Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Chuffy, Nov 20, 2002.
  8. It's not that hard.
  9. You will also be clearing the CMOS if you leave the old battery out for five or ten minutes before replacing it with the new one.

successfully installed second hard drive thanks to this post 🙂 Reply Joe says: August 23, 2009 at 11:14 am I have a 320 gig IDE hard drive .Im trying to install The Hard Drive only came with a CD, no floppy disk. If you are replacing your current drive and cloning it to your new drive, you will need to connect both drives. How did you resolve this issue??

If your current hard drive is set as "Cable Select" (meaning it is the only drive on the channel), then you may need to change it to "Master" which will allow Much needed. If the drives are not being recognized, check that both power and data cables are in tightly (including the motherboard end for the data cables), and that the jumpers are set https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/80-wire-ide-cable-for-cd-dvd-drives.1784359/ This is true even if you don't have a hard drive in the Master position.

Your drive already has been seen by the computer and your just putting it inside. Ribbon cables have all of the wires laid flat next to each other instead of bunched or wrapped together in a bundle. Keep up the good work Reply Richard says: August 10, 2007 at 9:10 am My 2nd EIDE (XP) drive installed with surprising ease -- no BIOS or jumper changes (cable select). This full-featured backup/restore utility from a trusted company will help you clone your PC and restore it to your new hard drive.

Must be ATA-33. Reply Kyle says: November 9, 2007 at 2:12 am Well I just wanted to say that i have been struggling with my sata HD for over a week now. Reply Graeme says: February 2, 2009 at 1:58 pm Thanks for taking the time to write this guide, it was just the manage part i forgot about 🙂 Reply Ginny says: Reply curt says: July 12, 2009 at 9:49 am You probably already figured it out….

EXCELLENT!!!! Pictured here are the two cables, the 80-wire and the older 40-wire ATA IDE cables. After finding your article, written so I could understand it, I gained the confidence I needed to do it. It was so easy and now my son-in-law's computer works great.

SATA gets it's own channel and, as of this date, SATA DVD drives are very uncommon. Did I get a bad drive or is there something that I need to do to get the new drive to be recognized as the boot drive? Reply Dave says: November 24, 2008 at 1:34 pm Hi I bought this on Ebay, it works realy well, you can connect any hard drive to a usb socket. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

I don't have an exrta 80 wire IDE cable right now so I am using a 40 wire with my 16x CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive. Thanks in advance! The guide you need is directions to your nearest PC repair shop and let that $6 per hour trainee do it for you.

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If you've somehow got a faulty USB cable (you'd have to be very unlucky to get a bad one - they are very simple) - you can always try another. I would prefer to go SATA all the way. i changed the primary drive in the bios to the ide hard drive , still couldnt get passed start up mode. So now I have three SATA drives.

The "Checksum Error" occurs when the Bios Settings for your computer's motherboard are incorrect. This is an alternate way to indicate which drive is master and which drive is slave (instead of jumpering one drive as master and one drive as slave). I bought a new hard drive and used the Restore CD to format it. says: November 9, 2008 at 4:07 am You saved my ass man!

I have a Windows XP system. Only the CD player has sound working nothing else?? Can I replace the 6g with the 40 safely.