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ASUS P5QC does not detect any devices... I have a HD and a DVD hooked up. The jumpers are set to normal but they are connected to the MB with one cable. Does it need to be a master slave setup?

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Yes, since you are using two IDE drives on One flat ribbon cable, you need to set the harddrive as a Master drive, and the optical, (DVD), drive as a Slave drive.

When two IDE drives are installed on one cable, BIOS needs a way to find the drive that has the O/S, (Operating System), then the optical drive.

Would recommend you buy a SATA optical drive, as soon as you can afford it. SATA DVD burners aren't that expensive.
Your motherboard is set up for SATA, and SATA is WAY faster than IDE. (IDE is also referred to as EIDE, ATA, and PATA)

Then of course a SATA harddrive, and a fresh genuine copy of Windows in the future.
SATA doesn't care where you plug in a drive, and doesn't care which drive connects to what SATA header. It will find that drive. You can connect any SATA drive, to ANY SATA header on the motherboard.

Having two IDE drives such as an IDE harddrive, and an IDE optical drive on the same cable, S-L-O-W-S your computer down! BIOS has to look to see which drive has the O/S first, then it will look for the optical drive.

Thought I would include two links that tell you, and show you how to set jumpers on the jumper pins, on an IDE harddrive, and IDE optical drive,
1.Harddrive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwbboeMO7b8&feature=related
2.Optical drive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lldXwgPabhE&feature=channel

Should my solution have helped you, feel free to rate it.

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If you have both on a single ide cable the hd should be the master and the dvd drive the slave. otherwise the ide controller will not know what to do. you cannot have two master drives on the same cable.

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You have to enable Marvel IDE controler

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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    I have the same MB. IDE Dvd rom is not in the list on first page of bios, but it is on the list of Boot priority devices, so i can boot from dvd rom.

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