LAST EDITED ON Jul-10-02 AT 07:05 AM (EDT)
What kind of CD-Rom drive is used? (New or older type?)
If you connect the device to the middle connector of the IDE cable it supposed to work fine with the older 40 conductor cable.
But, with a 80 conductor cable there is something to think about!
1: Is the blue connector connected to the mainboard? (MUST be)
2: Is your primairy MASTER connected to the middle connector? (MUST be)
3: Now, there is only one connector left, That is for the CD-Rom.
ALLWAYS verify the next:
Be sure that your Hard drive is jumpered as MASTER.
Some drives assumes master when connected onto the cable, but with a Slave connected they can do strange things.
Connect the jumper to the two pins closest to the datacable to make it master. (in Vertical position)
See, and set if not:
The CD-Rom drive should have its jumper set to the middle two of the pins on its jumperblock (Also vertical)
Reconnect all and give it a try!