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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Where did my optical drive go after hard drive replacement?

    I just replaced my old 20GB IDE hard drive with a new Maxtor 300GB SATA hard drive. My new hard drive is set up as the master drive, with another 40GB Maxtor hard drive set as the slave. The 40GB drive has all the data that my computer boots from (eg. Microsoft XP SP2 and all OS related data) and the new 300GB drive has been set up as a storage drive.

    When I took out the old 20GB drive, I unhooked the ribbon cable and the power cable. The power cable appeared to be in 'series' with another drive, so I hooked a 4pin power cable to SATA adapter cable to the new Maxtor drive. That seems like it works fine. The ribbon cable connection from the old 20GB drive was also in 'series' with the other connection in the 'series' going to the optical drive that isn't showing up on the system. This optical drive is a CD-RW drive. Did unhooking the ribbon cable from the old 20GB hard drive disable the CD-RW drive also?

    Any ideas how I might get my computer to again recognize the 'lost' optical drive?

    Below is a summary from Everest Home Edition of the present state of my computer:
    Summary

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    Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name RHG
    User Name Ray

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 630, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
    Motherboard Name ECS P4M800-M7 (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset VIA P4M800 Pro
    System Memory 2016 MB
    BIOS Type AMI (09/22/05)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP (32 MB)
    3D Accelerator VIA/S3 UniChrome Pro
    Monitor Compaq Presario V410 [14" CRT] (730AG19WB215)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

    Storage:
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive MAXTOR 6L040J2 (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
    Disk Drive ST330083 1A USB Device (300 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
    Disk Drive Maxtor 6L300S0 (300 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
    Optical Drive _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A (DVD+R9:4x, DVD-R9:4x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) 38162 MB (31461 MB free)
    D: (NTFS) 286181 MB (286108 MB free)
    E: (FAT32) 286095 MB (185452 MB free)
    Total Size 596.1 GB (491.2 GB free)

    Input:
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

    Network:
    Network Adapter VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter (172.16.1.11)
    Modem IBM Data Fax Modem

    Peripherals:
    Printer Adobe PDF
    USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
    USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
    USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
    Windows Storage

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    [ Floppy disk drive ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Floppy disk drive
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2600.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File flpydisk.inf

    [ MAXTOR 6L040J2 ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description MAXTOR 6L040J2
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File disk.inf

    Disk Device Physical Info:
    Manufacturer Maxtor
    Hard Disk Family DiamondMax Plus D740X
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Formatted Capacity 40 GB
    Disks 1
    Recording Surfaces 2
    Physical Dimensions 147 x 102.1 x 26.1 mm
    Max. Weight 580 g
    Average Rotational Latency 4.2 ms
    Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
    Max. Internal Data Rate 433.6 Mbit/s
    Average Seek 8.5 ms
    Track-To-Track Seek 0.8 ms
    Full Seek 17.8 ms
    Interface Ultra-ATA/133
    Buffer-to-Host Data Rate 133 MB/s
    Buffer Size 2 MB
    Spin-Up Time 15 sec

    Device Manufacturer:
    Company Name Maxtor Corporation
    Product Information http://www.maxtor.com/en/products/

    [ Maxtor 6L300S0 ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Maxtor 6L300S0
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File disk.inf

    Disk Device Physical Info:
    Manufacturer Maxtor
    Hard Disk Family DiamondMax 10
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Formatted Capacity 300 GB
    Physical Dimensions 147 x 101.6 x 26.1 mm
    Max. Weight 630 g
    Average Rotational Latency 4.17 ms
    Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
    Average Seek 9 ms
    Interface SATA
    Buffer-to-Host Data Rate 150 MB/s
    Buffer Size 16 MB

    Device Manufacturer:
    Company Name Maxtor Corporation
    Product Information http://www.maxtor.com/en/products/

    [ ST330083 1A USB Device ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description ST330083 1A USB Device
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File disk.inf

    Disk Device Physical Info:
    Manufacturer Seagate
    Hard Disk Name Barracuda 7200.8 300831
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Formatted Capacity 300 GB
    Disks 3
    Recording Surfaces 5
    Physical Dimensions 146.99 x 101.85 x 26.11 mm
    Max. Weight 635 g
    Average Rotational Latency 4.16 ms
    Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
    Max. Internal Data Rate 760 Mbit/s
    Average Seek 8 ms
    Interface Ultra-ATA/100
    Buffer-to-Host Data Rate 100 MB/s
    Buffer Size 8 MB

    Device Manufacturer:
    Company Name Seagate Technology LLC
    Product Information http://www.seagate.com/products

    [ _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File cdrom.inf

    Optical Drive Properties:
    Manufacturer NEC
    Device Type DVD+RW/DVD-RW
    Interface ATAPI

    Writing Speeds:
    DVD+R9 Dual Layer 4x
    DVD+R 16x
    DVD+RW 8x
    DVD-R9 Dual Layer 4x
    DVD-R 16x
    DVD-RW 6x
    CD-R 48x
    CD-RW 24x

    Reading Speeds:
    DVD-ROM 16x
    CD-ROM 48x

    Device Manufacturer:
    Company Name NEC Corporation
    Product Information http://www.nec-global.com/prod/index.html
    Firmware Download http://www.nec.com/global/prod/download.html

    [ Primary IDE Channel ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Primary IDE Channel
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2600.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File mshdc.inf

    Device Resources:
    IRQ 14
    Port 01F0-01F7
    Port 03F6-03F6

    [ Primary IDE Channel ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Primary IDE Channel
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2600.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File mshdc.inf

    [ Secondary IDE Channel ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Secondary IDE Channel
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2600.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File mshdc.inf

    Device Resources:
    IRQ 15
    Port 0170-0177
    Port 0376-0376

    [ Secondary IDE Channel ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Secondary IDE Channel
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2600.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File mshdc.inf

    [ Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2600.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File mshdc.inf

    Device Resources:
    IRQ 20
    Port D800-D8FF
    Port DC00-DC0F
    Port E000-E003
    Port E080-E087
    Port E400-E403
    Port E480-E487

    [ Standard floppy disk controller ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Standard floppy disk controller
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2600.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File fdc.inf

    Device Resources:
    DMA 02
    IRQ 06
    Port 03F0-03F5
    Port 03F7-03F7

    [ VIA Bus Master IDE Controller ]

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2600.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File mshdc.inf

    Device Resources:
    Port FC00-FC0F


    Logical Drives

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Drive Drive Type File System Total Size Used Space Free Space % Free Volume Serial
    A: Removable Disk
    C: Local Disk NTFS 38162 MB 6700 MB 31461 MB 82 % 34AC-416C
    D: (DRV1_VOL1) Local Disk NTFS 286181 MB 74932 KB 286108 MB 100 % A004-13D5
    E: (SEA_DISK) Local Disk FAT32 286095 MB 100643 MB 185452 MB 65 % 1DD9-1023
    G: Optical Drive


    Physical Drives

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    [ Drive #1 - Maxtor 6L300S0 (279 GB) ]

    Partition Partition Type Drive Start Offset Partition Length
    #1 NTFS D: (DRV1_VOL1) 0 MB 286181 MB

    [ Drive #2 - MAXTOR 6L040J2 (37 GB) ]

    Partition Partition Type Drive Start Offset Partition Length
    #1 (Active) NTFS C: 0 MB 38162 MB

    [ Drive #3 - ST330083 1A USB Device (279 GB) ]

    Partition Partition Type Drive Start Offset Partition Length
    #1 (Active) FAT32 E: (SEA_DISK) 0 MB 286165 MB


    Optical Drives

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    [ _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A ]

    Optical Drive Properties:
    Device Description _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A
    Manufacturer NEC
    Device Type DVD+RW/DVD-RW
    Interface ATAPI

    Writing Speeds:
    DVD+R9 Dual Layer 4x
    DVD+R 16x
    DVD+RW 8x
    DVD-R9 Dual Layer 4x
    DVD-R 16x
    DVD-RW 6x
    CD-R 48x
    CD-RW 24x

    Reading Speeds:
    DVD-ROM 16x
    CD-ROM 48x

    Device Manufacturer:
    Company Name NEC Corporation
    Product Information http://www.nec-global.com/prod/index.html
    Firmware Download http://www.nec.com/global/prod/download.html


    ASPI

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Host ID LUN Device Type Vendor Model Rev Extra Information
    00 00 00 Disk Drive Maxtor 6 L300S0 BACE
    00 07 00 Host Adapter ATAPI
    01 07 00 Host Adapter ATAPI
    02 07 00 Host Adapter ATAPI
    03 00 00 Disk Drive MAXTOR 6 L040J2 A93.
    03 01 00 Optical Drive _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A 1.04 04112400
    03 07 00 Host Adapter ATAPI


    ATA

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    [ Maxtor 6L300S0 (L60N2ZBG) ]

    ATA Device Properties:
    Model ID Maxtor 6L300S0
    Serial Number L60N2ZBG
    Revision BACE1G20
    Parameters 581463 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors per track, 512 bytes per sector
    LBA Sectors 586114704
    Buffer 16 MB (Dual Ported, Read Ahead)
    Multiple Sectors 16
    ECC Bytes 4
    Max. PIO Transfer Mode PIO 4
    Max. UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 6 (ATA-133)
    Active UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 6 (ATA-133)
    Unformatted Capacity 286189 MB

    ATA Device Features:
    SMART Supported
    Security Mode Supported
    Power Management Supported
    Advanced Power Management Supported
    Write Cache Supported
    Host Protected Area Supported
    Power-Up In Standby Not Supported
    Automatic Acoustic Management Supported
    48-bit LBA Supported
    Device Configuration Overlay Supported

    ATA Device Physical Info:
    Manufacturer Maxtor
    Hard Disk Family DiamondMax 10
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Formatted Capacity 300 GB
    Physical Dimensions 147 x 101.6 x 26.1 mm
    Max. Weight 630 g
    Average Rotational Latency 4.17 ms
    Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
    Average Seek 9 ms
    Interface SATA
    Buffer-to-Host Data Rate 150 MB/s
    Buffer Size 16 MB

    ATA Device Manufacturer:
    Company Name Maxtor Corporation
    Product Information http://www.maxtor.com/en/products/

    [ MAXTOR 6L040J2 (662201230811) ]

    ATA Device Properties:
    Model ID MAXTOR 6L040J2
    Serial Number 662201230811
    Revision A93.0500
    Parameters 77557 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors per track, 512 bytes per sector
    LBA Sectors 78177792
    Buffer 1819 KB (Dual Ported, Read Ahead)
    Multiple Sectors 16
    ECC Bytes 4
    Max. PIO Transfer Mode PIO 4
    Max. UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 6 (ATA-133)
    Active UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 5 (ATA-100)
    Unformatted Capacity 38173 MB

    ATA Device Features:
    SMART Supported
    Security Mode Supported
    Power Management Supported
    Advanced Power Management Not Supported
    Write Cache Supported
    Host Protected Area Supported
    Power-Up In Standby Not Supported
    Automatic Acoustic Management Supported
    48-bit LBA Not Supported
    Device Configuration Overlay Supported

    ATA Device Physical Info:
    Manufacturer Maxtor
    Hard Disk Family DiamondMax Plus D740X
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Formatted Capacity 40 GB
    Disks 1
    Recording Surfaces 2
    Physical Dimensions 147 x 102.1 x 26.1 mm
    Max. Weight 580 g
    Average Rotational Latency 4.2 ms
    Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
    Max. Internal Data Rate 433.6 Mbit/s
    Average Seek 8.5 ms
    Track-To-Track Seek 0.8 ms
    Full Seek 17.8 ms
    Interface Ultra-ATA/133
    Buffer-to-Host Data Rate 133 MB/s
    Buffer Size 2 MB
    Spin-Up Time 15 sec

    ATA Device Manufacturer:
    Company Name Maxtor Corporation
    Product Information http://www.maxtor.com/en/products/
    Desktop: Pentium 4 630 2 Gb PC3200 DDR 400Mhz RAM; ASUS P5VDC-MX motherboard (share memory of 128MB); 16XDual Layer DVD-RW; 40X-CD-RW; 400 W Apex ATX PSU; Windows XP Pro, SP 2; 40GB Maxtor ATA/133 harddrive; 300GB Maxtor SATA harddrive, 16MB buffer; 300GB external USB Seagate harddrive; 3.5" floppy drive

    Laptop:
    ACER ASPIRE 5672 CORE DUO T2300 1.66GHZ / 2 GB DDR Ram/ 120GB HDD / 15.4" EXGA / DVD-RW / XP PRO / 802.11BG WIRELESS / BLUETOOTH

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    You need to check the jumper settings on the drives. On each ribbon cable one device is Master and the other is Slave (usually the hard drive is Master and the Optical drive is slave, but it isn't essential to have them connected like that). If there is only a single device on the cable then set it to Master.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSparks
    You need to check the jumper settings on the drives. On each ribbon cable one device is Master and the other is Slave (usually the hard drive is Master and the Optical drive is slave, but it isn't essential to have them connected like that). If there is only a single device on the cable then set it to Master.
    Are there standard jumper settings for drives? I don't have a manual for that CD-RW to show me the jumper setting configurations. In other words is there a standard jumper setting configuration for CD-RW drives for Master?

    Thanks
    Desktop: Pentium 4 630 2 Gb PC3200 DDR 400Mhz RAM; ASUS P5VDC-MX motherboard (share memory of 128MB); 16XDual Layer DVD-RW; 40X-CD-RW; 400 W Apex ATX PSU; Windows XP Pro, SP 2; 40GB Maxtor ATA/133 harddrive; 300GB Maxtor SATA harddrive, 16MB buffer; 300GB external USB Seagate harddrive; 3.5" floppy drive

    Laptop:
    ACER ASPIRE 5672 CORE DUO T2300 1.66GHZ / 2 GB DDR Ram/ 120GB HDD / 15.4" EXGA / DVD-RW / XP PRO / 802.11BG WIRELESS / BLUETOOTH

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    No, the drive manufacturer determines the jumper settings, and they do vary from drive to drive. But if you look on the casing, you will see a diagram (it's usually stamped into the metal) showing the correct settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSparks
    No, the drive manufacturer determines the jumper settings, and they do vary from drive to drive. But if you look on the casing, you will see a diagram (it's usually stamped into the metal) showing the correct settings.
    another point... hard drive manufacturers have specs online for most of their drives for jumper settings.
    I download manuals & print off the jumper settings for later use.
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