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It will work if it fit but It is not worth to reuse the thing. You may run in to weird problem later and just don't know why. Get rid of it. cost you only about $5 for a new 80 IDE at flee maket if you live in states or canada. Configure the drive doesn't have any thing to do with cable unless you use CS option. One cable with two conector can only have one drive. If you want two drive on one cable you will need a cable that have three connectors.
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Before I g any farther please advise what is meant by Cable Select.

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Cable select mean you don't set Drives Master or Slave. Both drives on one cable will set at CS and the machine will decide which is which depend on which drive to which conector.
Personaly I don't know why that option is there or what the benefit of that option is. but that is how it work. never use it and never meet any one like it.
If any body can explain the benefit of it, please let us know.
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First of all, you should have followed Gerryf's initial response first. Although you are correct to be skeptical about modifying your registry, he knows what he's talking about. Those filters often cause conflicts, and have particular gain for you.

Don't go further then you need to. As mcp said, it isn't relevant to what you are trying to do. The benefits to CS mode are few and far between, and will have absolutely no benefit to you. Infact, it will end up causing you more grief.

Follow the original instructions. To get things working, start with Just the Cd-RW & Hard drive. Install each on it's own IDE cable (the big ones), disregard weather they are set to slave or master, this will not change anything for now.

Once this is done, replug your system and boot it up. It should be functional. If it is not, you may have had some settings in your Bios that were not on autodetect, but we will go down that road once we hit that problem.
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Read instructions from BabyTech and would like to know if I still have to go into registry(my stress level just went up)

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I have just made connections IDE slot #1 to Hard Drive
IDE slot#2 to CD/WR
Floppy slot empty
Have not powered up yet
Drives are connected at farthest ends of IDE
Have not adjusted jumpers as yet

Regards

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ps: can I power-up?
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further, original configuration of IDE to Hard drive was it as in slave position and remains like that do I change it?
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UPDATE: Fired up computer with two IDE's 1 to HD one to CD/WR result: "New Hardware Detected"
Tested play function of CD/WR played well.

Only thing left is installation of Floppy and adjustment of sound.

Thanks for now. Awaiting your instructions.

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wayn....just to add to what people have said...so that you don't have confusion with the floppy....floppy drives do not use IDE cables...they use a different cable that is still a flat ribbon cable (can't remember what it's called) it's thinner across than an IDE cable..and on one end...there is a twist in some of the wires that make up the ribbon....the twist end hooks to your floppy drive controller on the motherboard and the other end hooks to the floppy drive..
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dsenette, does ANYBODY ever remember the name of that cable? hehe...No one ever remembers it, it's so [bleep] funny.
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yehhh.
Not that bad hah?
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IDC (Integrated Desktop Connector) cable


never mess with me in Trivial Pursuit
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I love this.
IDC (Integrated Desktop Connector) cable
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Way to go gerry, once again, u have the info that no one else did...hehe
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