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bgrauerholz

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I just built my first computer. I am pulling parts from my old computer. When I installed XP, I did not have the DVD drive slaved into the CDRW as in my old computer. After a successful install, I tried to rehook it just as before. Now it only recognizes the CDRW. The DVD drive is no where to be found. It isn't even seen in Add New Hardware.

The drives are hooked through the IDE Master. I have 2 SATA hard drives. If I move the CDRW and DVD drives to the IDE second, neither are recognized.

The mobo is ASUS P5GD2 Deluxe (775). CPU Intel 3.2.

Do I have to reinstall XP with the DVD drive connected? I hope not...
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What way are Master/Slave settings on the drives?
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The CDRW is on Cable Select. I can't tell what the jumper is on the DVD drive. They were working in the same configuration on the old computer.

Actually the CDRW is not working either with the drives hooked together.

Thanks for your input.
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the following suggestions are for connecting the cd and dvd as master & slave based on:
the hard drive alone is connected to the primary IDE port
the cd and dvd are connected to the secondary IDE port

suggestions:
1. see if pin 1 for the secondary IDE port is identified on the motherboard.
see if pin 1 for the cd and dvd are identified.
verify that the red stripe of the IDE cable is connected to pin 1 on the mobo, cd, and dvd. On most devices the red stripe of the IDE cable is adjacent to the red wire of the power cable.
reason: if the IDE cable is connected improperly, neither device will work

2. if the IDE cable connections are not the problem, then go to device manager and delete any cdrom and dvd devices.
start>control panel>system>hardware>device manager>
click on the + next to DVD/CD-ROM drives to expand the list
right click on each device in the DVD/CD-ROM list and uninstall
reason: we want to reinstall each device

3. shutdown the pc
start>turn off computer>turn off
reason: to set the jumper on each device - set one to master and one to slave

4. reconnect only the master
reason: let's see if one device will work

5. power up and follow plug and play instructions, then test master

6. if the master works:
connect the slave device(master & slave should be connected now)
power up and follow plug and play instructions, then test master & slave

post back if there are questions/problems. applaud if successful.
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