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Can you help me connect my hard drive and cdrom drive and floppy drive cales to the correct place in my older computer thanks

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Its easy to connect. Try the followings:

1) See the IDE0 port on your mother board and make connection for your hardisk to this port.

2) See the IDE1 port on your mother board and make connection for your CD-ROM to this port.

3) The IDE for floppy is much smaller than IDE0 and IDE1 so you can easily figure out that port and connect your Floppy Drive to that port.

Note: If you are newbiz then keep attention when connecting the cable to the device. Please push gently and firmly. If it got set easily then you are on right way, otherwise try in other direction.

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Power cable is unplugged. Visually inspect power cable. Make sure power cable is securely plugged in.
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Expansion card is partially dislodged from expansion slot on the motherboard. Turn off computer. Take cover off system unit.
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Defective expansion card. Turn computer off.
Remove an expansion card. Make sure expansion card is secure in expansion socket.



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Connector between hard drive and system board unplugged. When attempting to run the FDISK utility described in the HARD DISK section of the manual you get a message, INVALID DRIVE SPECIFICATION. Check cable running form disk to disk controller on the board. Make sure both ends are securely plugged in; check the drive type in the Standard CMOS Setup (in your motherboard manual).
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