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Packard Bell Upgrade Assistance

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I'm trying to upgrade a friend's Packard Bell Legend 695 Supreme computer system.  It didn't have a sound card or CD rom.  He wanted the hard drive reformatted so that went fine.  The problem is trying to get the CD rom installed and working properly so I can install Windows 95 and his new sound card drivers.  There is only 1 IDE spot on his motherboard which his hard drive is using.  I picked up a dual ribbon cable to hook up his hard drive and his CD Rom to the same IDE slot.  I went into the Phoenix bios 1.03 but can't find where I can make the CD Rom a primary slave drive.  The only thing in his bios SETUP program is a place where you can configure two hard drives.  If anyone has any suggestions for configuring his CD Rom I'd sure appreciate it.  Thank you.
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Most CD ROM drives are configurable without changing BIOS settings. There should be a jumper setting on the drive itself which sets whether it is a slave or master drive.
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Smitty,

Check the jumpers on the hard drive and CD-ROM.  Make sure that you have the jumpers on the hard drive set to master and the jumpers on the CR-ROM set to slave.  Also you need to have the hard drive connected to the last plug on the ribbon cable and the CD-ROM connected to the middle plug.  There should be som type of
Ledgen on the drives.  CS=Cable Select, MA=Master, and SL=Slave.
So have the Hard drive on MA, and the CD on SL. These are the jumper Settings.
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