installed SATA convertor to IDE driver

Posted on 2010-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Installed new MB booted fro CD rom drive a new XP to HD. on completion I went to install thesoftware for the MB,Device Manager displays the 2 cd\dvd drive and the CD -rom drive.but is not reading the cd..I went into the internet to download the drivers from there, but could not access internet,obviously Bios error on my behalf.( what can I do.My set up is I run XP. I have 1 IDE connector on MB which I use to my HD,also on the same IDE I connect to my CD ROM which is jumped at SLAVE, my other CD driver I link that with the SATA convertor to the SATA on MB
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syedyounus earned 250 total points
ID: 33669357
try using separate IDE to connect to HD & CD with the mother board.


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have done so.Does the SATA adaptor need to be connected to the CD-Rom drive when loading XP. or can they be converted after XP install.

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syedyounus earned 250 total points
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Does the SATA adaptor need to be connected to the CD-Rom drive when loading XP -- yes
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ID: 33669548
when you do not want to use the Cd-rom you can remove it

Expert Comment

ID: 33669594
You can use one IDE connector to connect both HD - or you can connect both Cd-rom by keeping any of them in master or slave mode

But you cannot use one IDE connector to connect HD & Cd-rom.

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