I have recently installed a Gigabyte S -series motherboard on my PC which only has one Ide connection so had to get ide cable with 2 connectors to connect Hard drive and cd-rw.
I started the PC up and fans started whirring and everything seemed fine so I went to open CD-RW to put in in Motherboard Chipsets,Drivers CD and CD-RW drawer will not open seems dead.
A friend asked if i had changed jumper settings on HD & CD-RW which I hadnt, so tried changinging jumper setting on HD from CS to Master and CD-RW to Slave from CS.
Restarted PC and still nothing.
I have bought another CD-RW to see if that was the problem but still nothing.
Any ideas on how I can cure this problem as until I can load the Motherboard drivers I wont be able to use my PC.
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Re: CD-RW not working on same Ide cablew as HD
Hi, please check the power connector to the drive. if it is ok, restart the pc, enter BIOS setup, check whether the drive is detected or not in the drive configuration. if not there, check the jumper settings once again. for the new motherboards with one IDE and SATA interfaces, jumper settings are important. once i had the same problem.
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There are IDE to SATA adapters and cables, such as this one linked below.
IDE to SATA Adapter
You would simply plug this adapter into the available IDE connection on your motherboard, then use the SATA data and power cable to connect from the adapter to the CD/DVD drive. You can look around online for similar products, but they should get the job done!
Quite a significant number of users are having the same problem and all sorts of ideas are being thrashed about. Some fixes seem extreme and others are lengthy. Working thru the issue so far I have found it is not a dvd driver issue and is not a bios setting issue or a faulty ide cable. I wish it was that easy. I am now leaning more towards it being an issue with the ide detection in the setup. First off make sure all your drivers are up-to-date for your motherboard especially the ide/ata drivers. I thought mine were but when I checked windows update it had them in there as optional downloads. I also used driver genius so I could refer to the drivers independently during windows 7 setup. However, it still FAILED. I am now thinking it could be because I am using a dual ide cable for my main hdd and dvd. I would seperate them so they run on independent cables but only have one ide slot on the motherboard. So I am going to have to install windows onto a raid/gigabyte driver and use the ide cable just for the dvd then give that a go. I am thinking it is this that is causing the error with windows 7 because I had a similar issue with installing vista with a motherboard that used raid/gigabyte hdds and it did not like it. We had to use a pci card and run the drives from that as vista would not detect them plugged into the mb. Hope this may help. Those error messages with ms are never as clear and obvious as they seem but I certainly would not go getting a new dvd drive thinking that will fix the problem because it could be the ide setup.
RAID stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks.
The RAID system uses multiple number of hard disks to give a fast and fault tolerant storage using several disk controllers.
There are various levels of RAID, for info on RAIDs check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_RAID_levels
Hi Conor, every SATA drive is a master drive. With that in mind you're SATA must have windows installed on it. Please disconnect the data cable & power cable's from the IDE drives.
(Do not reconnect either IDE untill you have finished).
Install windows on the SATA drive. Install all the needed drivers, than update windows. When finished Check the pin setting on the IDE drives. Set one as the "master with a slave" & the other as the slave. Than you can add both into the system. If you had windows on one of the IDE's just delete the root files on that drive so it does not conflict with the new windows on the SATA drive. Go in the bios make sure you have the SATA drive as the boot drive & not either of the IDE drives. If the system still shuts down after all this, try replacing the data cable for the IDE drives (Both should be on the same data cable). Swap the power connector from the CD-ROM drive to the IDE.
Next, if you're system still shuts down after adding either of the IDE drives, than swap the ports. Connect the CD-ROM to the primary IDE port on the board & the IDE hard drive to the IDE slave port. (This is for testing only). Double check all power connections from the power supply to the motherboard. Leave the case opened. Look at the board when booted. Watch for the the case LED's lighting up & flashing cr-rom's LED flashes, look at the CPU fan. Make sure all fan's are running & listen for the drives running.
Let me know if anything changed or not. Post any thing odd or if any thing did or didn't work & I'll go from there. Everything is a test & error soulation. One change at a time.
yes you can add both your HDD and CD-ROM Drive with the same IDE, get a IDE data interface cable (BUS) atleast three connection point. Add 1 to mobo, second to HDD and top 1 one to CD-ROM drive. Just connect and dun wrry m sure it will work....so............:))