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Plz help Can anyone tell me how to set this driver as a slave driver.... I looked in the control panel and didnt see this drive...... Some said something about BIOs and IDE and im a little lost with all this!

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  • Darrell Brown Jul 15, 2007

    Hey can u experts just email me so we wont fooled this board! my email is dbrown71379@hotmail.com

  • Darrell Brown Jul 15, 2007

    Thanks to all that gave me solution on my driver...... The sloution worked....

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I was too slow to post this first, however, it will add some detail to what Andyrst has already written?. Setting your drive as a slave is fairly simple, but there are a couple of ways to do it. Little class first: IDE or integrated drive electronics is the entire system that controls the computers drives and how data is stored and read. The typical computer has two IDE channels, each channel can control two IDE drives, a master and a slave. BIOS: Basic Newer computers use what?s called ?cable-select?, basically the IDE data cable tells the computer which drive is the Master and which is the slave. All you do is make sure the drive itself is configured to ?cable-select? mode or ?CS? (small jumpers on the back of the drive, default is usually set to CS) and plug in the data and power connectors. Older computers or custom built usually have the master/slave configuration you were referring to. One device, usually the hard drive, is set to master the other is set to slave using the same jumper system you saw on the CD drive. How do you tell? If it?s a Dell or HP cable select, if not you?ll have to take the PC apart look for the hard drive and look at its jumper setting to see if its set for CS or as master. Last step depends on who makes your PC and if you are replacing an old CD drive or installing a second. If you?re just replacing an old drive with the new chances are really good you won?t have to mess with the BIOS.

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  • tomj23 Jul 15, 2007

    Oops, forgot BIOS: Basic Input-Output System. The core computer instructions that takes control of the PC when you turn it on. It tells the PC what hardware is attached and where to go to start loading the operating system.

    I noted that you posted a similar question earlier. If we?re talking way over your experience level just let us know. Sometimes its hard to judge just where someone?s knowledge level is so just let us know what, if anything you don?t understand and we?ll do our best to explain better.

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There are jumpers on the rear of the unit and changing the position of the jumoer forces the computer to either a master or slave as it boots...on the rear panel it says cbl,sl,ms....ms=master, sl=slave, cbl=cable select...i hope this helps... also after done the jumper thing make sure your ide controller is on for the units on that cable...good luck my email address is troublerst at hotmail if you need further assistance....

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