Posted on 2004-10-05
Last Modified: 2016-06-26
Ok. So I bought all new parts for my pc. I have a D865PERLL Intel Mobo, 512 dual channel, 2.6 p4, 2 dvd-rws, and 2 HDs. My 2 hds are a seagate barracuda 80gb and a western digital 60gb as the slave. I have just finished setting it up but for the first time you are not supposed to put both hds in. So...I started up windows with the master only plugged in but when I plug in the second hd (western digital) the system hangs and I have to unplug and reset...HELP ME!!!
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Are the jumpers correct? What happens if the WD is set as PRIMARY Master and the Seagate is Slave?
Does it see the WD drive if it is by itself? The drive might be bad.
How do you have these drives set up? Both HD's on primary and DVD's on secondary. What happens if you mix them up? HD and DVD on primary, same on secondary?

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Pls check that both dvd's are on the same flat cable. That leaves the other flat cable for the HD's.  Now make sure that the jumpers on the drives are set to "Master" for the Barracuda and "Slave" for the WD (or viceversa).
Let me kow.

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yeah i got it figured out. It seems that I had the wrong end of the cable in the input to the mainboard so it was screwed up. Wondering if you know why both my DVD-RWs are recognized as "standard cdrom drives"??
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in win 98 it is normal

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If your DVD drives are not recognized properly that means that your Windows has made its best effort with the drivers it has available. In order to have them recognized properly you should install the specific drivers for your drives.
You can find the right drivers in the CD's that came with the drives or in the manufacturer's WEB site: be sure you know the precise model and choose the drivers for your Windows (95, 98, Xp ...).
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>> I had the wrong end of the cable <<  lol   That's easy enough to do.
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Thank you much.    : )

What is seeing them as 'standard cdrom drives'?  BIOS or W98 DeviceManager?
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