Having problems with your HP Compaq dc7100 PC Desktop ?

Won't reconize DVD burner

\015 I picked up a DC7100 tower and it came with a CD/DVD rom drive. It seems to have a ribbon cable that would able me to add a second drive. I have a DVD burner and wanted to add it to the HP but it doesn't reconize it after hardware install... I installed it first thing when I got the computer and it did not even reconize the CD rom that came with it. I had to go into F10 and config the CD drive there. There was no DVD burner drive there in the setup. Maybe I need to do one at a time, I don't know.\015\012\015\012Also want to add a hard drive and believe I can with the full size tower. 40 gig original drive is way to small, but my second hard drive from my older computer hooks up differant, with a ribbon cable... More than likely it means new drive as I would like it internal.\015\012Thank you in advance. Rob\015

Answers :

Well, the CD ribon cable goes into the IDE 2 slot on the Mainboard and the furthest connector on the other end is the master, the second one closest to the board is the Slave connector. The CD drive has a jumper on the back between where the ribbon and the power connector go, on the case some where it should have a diagram showing the jumper setting to put it in as master or slave. Set it accordingly.
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\015\012Same with Hard drives.
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\015\012If the Hard drive has a diferent Cable like a SATA, then be sure to get a SATA as the new one.
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\015\012Now the IDE cables may be bad check them for damage just to be on the safe side.
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