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Rickles

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I went to reload a graphics program after having a new cd burner installed.

So I have:

CD Drive (D) which is the read only/music player.

CD Drive (E) which is the CD burner.

But when I go to run the software ia notice comes up saying that because I have two CD drives I must designate one as master.

Now that is like asking me to explain Einstein's theories.

Its propably something easy and can someone walk me through it?.......... :whistling:

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Bobbydoo8

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To do this rather simple if you've done it before, but hopefully my quick help will learn ya.

I explain using a demo computer setup most likely as yours is:
1 Harddrive (primary cable(master))
1 CD Rom Drive (secondary cable(cable select, most likely))
1 CD Burner (secondary cable(cable select))

Explanation:
ide cable - http://www.msproject... cable full.jpg

primary & secondary cable- http://www.msproject...ideonmboard.jpg
- primary cable designated for just harddrives
- secondary cable designated for either cd drives and/or harddrives

master, slave, and cable select - if ya look on the back of your cddrive or harddrive you will see written on there (CS, MA, and SL) these obviously meaning cs(cable select), ma(master), sl(slave). Also on your cdrom drives you will see a little jumper. This may help to distinguish what the jumper looks like:
http://www.pcguide.c...riveJumpers.htm

Now your software your trying to load is simply asking you to change the jumper to master on one cdrom drive and the other to slave. I would set the cdburner to master and the cdrom to slave.

Hope that answers your question :whistling:
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Hi and thank you for your help and time.

Rather than poke around inside the computer I will take it to the shop with your explanation, tomorrow.

Regards

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