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I have a dell dimension and i cant get my cdrom to read anything

\015 I just installed a new hard drive and a new dvd/rw drive but i cant figure out what numbered cables go to what drive\015

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On the mother board there should be 2 IDE cable connected. Typically there is labeling on the motherboard by each connector identifying the cable (IDE0 / IDE1)

The IDE0 connector is for hard drives. Ensure your harddrive is setup for cable negotiated addressing (little jumper on the back, the label should tell you which jumper setting is for auto/cable select)

The second one IDE1 is for periphials (CD-ROMs, etc) connect the CD drive to this cable and check for cable address setting here as well.
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