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gman13

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I have a Dell Model 4100, that I have been working on restoring, and I have been succesful for the most part, but It seems that there may be a problem with the ide port for my cdrom drive. The system does not detect the drive when I connect it to that port, but the drive certainly works, because I tried connecting it to the ide port for the hard drive, and the system detected the drive then. Unfortunately I cannot find a cord that will reach from that secondary ide port to the cdrom slot in the housing. I wanted to know if it was possible to replace the ide port, and where could I get one if possible.
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hrmm...i donno....are the jumpers set right?
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It's posible that your chipset drivers are incomplete. You can look in Device manager and see if both the ide controllers are working. If not you may ned to get the full set of drivers from the chipset maker. OEM machines often don't have the full set of drivers loaded.
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I'll have to check that, and make sure both ide controllers are working.
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