Solved

do I need to terminate an IDE controller if I dont want to use it?

Posted on 2004-10-07
2
245 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi all

I am getting ready a PC to connect to my home LAN, this PC will be connected the the TV in my front room, it will get movies from my server PC, movies that I downloaded. The PC will not have a FDD or a CD ROM, if i take the FDD controller IDE cable out of the PC, do I need a terminator to put on the IDE socket that is on the MoBo, or should it boot up ok without an IDE cable?

H
0
Comment
Question by:Huseyin1
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
SirtenKen earned 50 total points
ID: 12247419
No, you won't need to terminate it. Termination is necessary for SCSI cables. The FDD is not actually an IDE device, its specification goes back to before there were HDs in computers. In any case, as long as you provide a bootable drive, your pc should come up fine. The BIOS may need new settings, but most pcs autodetect them.
0
 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:Huseyin1
ID: 12247454
thank you.

H
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Copy a User Account in Win7 & Win8 11 157
shortcuts on desktops 14 83
Digital camera and media XP and Vista - fails on Windows 7 24 200
Can’t delete a file 14 234
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question