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When I turn on my compuer, it stops at displaying "Detecting IDE drives ...'. If I unplug the CD drive ribbon cable from the mother board, the boot-up process will proceeds. Doesn't this mean the CD drive is damaged?

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No, not at all. It means that there is a conflict between the hard disk and the cd drive. Please refer if the connection type is with IDE cable (a flat, wide, 40 pins cable) or SATA (a small, collorfull, with few contacts at the sockets) in order to guide you further. The model of the motherboard would be helpfull too.

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