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setting up dvd/Cd drive from extension IDE card

My previous Question was answered and accepted .the question my Extension IDE card was not seen, shown as such in Device Manager.this was fixed.However now,the DVD/Cd driver connected via a extra IDE cable connected from Extension IDE card is not seen.My set up I run 1 IDE cable from MB one connector to HD the other to DVD/CD drive.set as Master(if set as Slave) pc will not boot .I have the extension IDE from card to other Drive set as (slave or master ) drive not seen.ALL drives work if linked to IDE via MB and HD.I believe the correct setting should be. IDE from MB connect to HD then DVD/CD drive set as Slave .then the Extension to Drive 2 set as Master.The only way my system will load is with the IDE from MB then HD the drive 1 set as Master.The Extension card is set in Port 1 on MB and the IDE cable in primary.I have tried so many ways but can only get XP to load with the One fitting.I have no Paid problems in Device Manager.At present I can only run my pc.with the Drive 1 off MB
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SysExpertCommented:
1) It could be that the extension cable is too long or not good enough qualiy.

I think max length is 18 or 24  inches.

Try a better cable.

I hope this helps !
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wulfstanAuthor Commented:
I have actually gone and bought a new Raid IDE card with a new IDE cable plus the CD driver for the CARD still no luck.according to the paper work with Card.after install then start XP will see the card plus the drive.at that point insert the driver cd.and it takes care of itself not so.xp does not see the new hardware.but i still inserted the cd. to no joy.just cannot get the system to see additional hardware.gone down the add new hardware road.still nothing.Today I discovered half my problem was the newHD installed the jumpers were set as Slave ( which is unuaual) so reset to Master.so number 1 drive was seen.but this Raid does not show up anyway i try.
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mastooCommented:
What kind of computer is this?  What other expansion cards are installed?  How many IDE connectors are on the mobo?
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wulfstanAuthor Commented:
Its an INTEL D946GZIS PC the only expansion card is the RAID IDE Card,from which the card is fitted to slot 1 and the IDE cable14"long goes to the dvd/cd writer which is jumped at master.
Off the MB the IDE cable fits to the HD then to a DVD/CD rom which is jumped as slave( this works )All dvd/cd drives work if fitted to the MB ,my problem cannot get the other DVd/Cd to show.The CD?dvd drive that will not show is a LITE-On 20X lightscribe model number LH-20A1H487C .prior to me installing new HD all drives worked Ok ,the Device manager shows no problems.I cannot seem to find the driver for the Lightscribe searched web no joy,that is the only thing I can think is wrong.Although XP does not see the new IDE CARd .but shows Ok in Device Manager
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SysExpertCommented:
I would double check the jumpers.

Something is not right.

Other option is to use CS rather than Master/ Slave.

Try that.

I hope this helps !
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wulfstanAuthor Commented:
My position is in a nutshell ICANNOT GET XP TO SEE THE DVD/CD drive linked to the RAID IDE CARD .When drives are joined by IDE cable from MB no problem but I can only install one drive,I need 2 thats the reason for the extension Raid IDE card .I think Ill bin it.its only 2weeks old .the Pc that is
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wulfstanAuthor Commented:
                  SysExpert:Cheers I am in the UK.early start at work tomorrow .shall try tomorrow.What does the CS option give me .that the slave or master doesnt,shall get back to you in the morning .thanks for the support.( what threw me earlier,was buying a new HD jumpers set to Slave .never known before,did not think of looking for that,
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mastooCommented:
I'm probably not going to have any ideas.  So device manager shows two IDE channels, one of which is the mobo and one is the new card?  But it doesn't see anything on the card?  And I can't suggest the card is bad because you had the same symptoms with another IDE add-in?  If you look at device manager, view resources, what shows up on IRQ 14 and 15?
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wulfstanAuthor Commented:
In the IRQ ithas 14 PrimaryIDE CHANNEL      there is no number15 listed
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wulfstanAuthor Commented:
I have been in touch with the MB and IDE RAID card supplier and they have assured me I will not be able to run the other DVD/CD drive from the Raid card. I need to install a IDE2SATA Convertor.apparently fits to back of HD then links elsewhere.after thay I should have no problems.Can anyonr advise on the ide2sata convertor before I purchase thanks
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wulfstanAuthor Commented:
I have resolved the issue and shall add to knowledge base.What was required was a IDE ATA HDD to ULTRA-ATAHDD.the fitting was cheap and easy. no more problems I hope thank you all
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mastooCommented:
Glad you got an answer.  Could you explain a little for my benefit?  The adaptor goes on the IDE DVD drive and then connects to what?  And when you've got the raid card in it shows as a raid controller in device manager?
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wulfstanAuthor Commented:
The adaptor fits to the back of the HD on the adaptor is a power plug that fits to the HD power socket, you connect the other end of power supply to a spare power plug on your system ( the one originally in your HD socket )there is a lead.( normally comes with a new MB REd thin cable) bought seperate that fits to the adaptor.then to a SATA point on MB the IDE cable from MB serves the 2 DVD/CD drives. Cost me £20.99Uk pounds fitted in seconds.Apparently this is the way all MB will be going .the sales on the IDEtoSATA convertor selling like hotdogs
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