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Janis

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I had tried that previously and it wasn't of any help. The brand new cable also didn't provide function to the second drive. This pc is definitely a one optical unit and the last person who checks in for the day gets to use that one.!
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Ok purely for testing purposes only can you swap the HDD and the optical drive IDE connections on the MB and see if all drives work.
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IDE configuration it seems which means are the jumpers on the back in the right placement.
Since the cdrom and hard drive are on the same ribbon apparently I would suggest setting the hard drive for master with slave present and the cdrom for slave.
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This problem is going to remain the perpetual mystery. Thanks for all the help though. I had hoped to learn something new that might apply in the future. On to other projects.
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Did you set the jumpers on the back as I suggested or are the drives on different cables?
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