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The motherboard will have two connectors for "ribbon" cables.
Each ribbon-cable has 3 connectors: one at each end, and one in the middle.
Thus, with two ribbon-cables, you can support up to 4 "parallel-ATA" devices (ZIP drive, LS-120 drive, disk-drive, CD/DVD drive).
Note that the 3.5" diskette-drive has its own ribbon-cable, and that ribbon-cable is not quite as wide as the other ribbon-cable.
How many devices do you have? Probably, one disk-drive, no ZIP drive, and one or two CD/DVD drives.
So, if you only have 3 devices, then the message is correct -- there is nothing connected to the SECOND ribbon-cable in the SLAVE position.
Tell your motherboard to "ignore" the secondary slave, if you have nothing connected at that position.
Posted on Jul 22, 2010
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