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by Lucifers_Ghost / August 3, 2004 4:06 AM PDT

I got a strange problem that I was hoping someone could shed some light on.

I tried to run Norton Ghost 2003 straight to a dvd but it didn?t work. It was suggested to me to put the image to another drive and then burn it after. No problem.

I tried to do that but Ghost gave me a message saying it couldn?t find the other drive. I have 4. Two hard drives (10gig and a 120gig) and two optical drives (LG cd burner and an LG dvd burner). In windows, all 4 drivers show up. However if I go into my bios, only the primary master (10gig) and the secondary master (cd burner) show up. If I go into IDE auto detect, it freezes and I have to reboot.

I have them setup on the cables as follows:

Primary Master: 10gig
Secondary Master: 120gig
Primary Slave: cd burner
Secondary Slave: dvd burner

All jumpers are correctly set as well.

What gives? Any thoughts?

LG

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Re: Bios / Drive problem
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2004 4:31 AM PDT
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"All jumpers are correctly set as well."

Do tell the cable type and jumper settings.

Also, I had a similar issue (many times now) in which the CDRW and DVDROM drive firmware needed updating in order for such to work.

Are your drive firmware versions uptodate?

Bob

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Re: Bios / Drive problem
by Lucifers_Ghost / August 3, 2004 5:07 AM PDT

The jumpers are set correctly according to what cable the drive is on.

10gig is detected as the Primary master and is set to that.
120gig is set to primary slave but is not detected
Cd Burner is set to secondary master and is detected that way
Dvd burner is set to secondary slave and is not detected

The Dvd burner does have the latest firmware.

LG

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Re: Bios / Drive problem
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2004 5:10 AM PDT

"The jumpers are set correctly according to what cable the drive is on."

Best of luck and I hope you find your issue.

Bob

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Re: Bios / Drive problem
by Lucifers_Ghost / August 4, 2004 2:59 AM PDT
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*bump* Anyone else? Sad

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Re: Bios / Drive problem
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2004 3:12 AM PDT

I was hoping you could answer my question. If not, where do we go?

Bob

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Re: Bios / Drive problem
by Lucifers_Ghost / August 4, 2004 3:20 AM PDT

Uhhhmmm .. I did answer your question.

You asked what my drives jumpers were set to and if I had the updated firmware.


he jumpers are set correctly according to what cable the drive is on.

10gig is detected as the Primary master and is set to that.
120gig is set to primary slave but is not detected
Cd Burner is set to secondary master and is detected that way
Dvd burner is set to secondary slave and is not detected

The Dvd burner does have the latest firmware.


Unless I misunderstood you, what did I not answer? *confused*

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Re: Bios / Drive problem
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2004 3:25 AM PDT

That looks incomplete and incorrect to me.

I asked what cable type you were using and the jumper settings. For today's ATA66 speed and higher, you install the 80 conductor IDE cable and set the jumpers to CABLE SELECT. For the CD/DVD drives, the 40 conductor cable with master and slave is fine. To test if you have a dead drive then you set the failing drive to master and test it alone on the 40 conductor cable.

Some will try other jumper settings, but that's up to them to figure it out.

Bob

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Re: Bios / Drive problem
by Lucifers_Ghost / August 4, 2004 3:31 AM PDT

My bad. I thought you said what cable settings, not type. My apologies Happy

What I have written is not incomplete. It may be incorrect, but its not incomplete.

Cable type? I am not sure. Im pretty sure they are 80 pin. I dont have anything to set to cable select. The 40 gig hard drive is set up as master and the other is setup as slave.

None of the drives are "failing." Everyting works in windows. I can access both hard drives, I can burn dvd's and cd's. Everything works. They are just not showing up in my Bios. I found this out my trying to use Norton Ghost. If I try to burn to a dvd, it says there is no dvd installed. If I try to burn to my D drive (the 120 gig), it says there is no drive there.

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Yup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2004 3:36 AM PDT

It may seem like nitpicking, but you have 80 conductor cables, not 80 pin cables. 80 pin cables are used on SCSI controllers and drives. Master/slave is not used on SCSI or 80 conductor cables or odd things will happen.

Please research how to jumper today's drives on 40 or 80 conductor cables and you may solve your issues.

Bob

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