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Chuck Smolens Nov 12, 2008, 12:26pm EST Report Abuse
I have a Dell Dimension E310. I just installed a LG DVD drive and when starting up I get the black screen telling me Drive 2 not found: Parallel ATP, PATA-0 (PRIDE MASTER) and Drive 3 not found which has the same info except that it is PATA-1 (Pride Slave). I can hit F1 and continue which I have done and everything works except the CD and DVD drives that I have installed. I have tried various combos of the slave switch and nothing has worked. If I hit F2 and go into setup I can manipulate the boot sequence which I have tried but still no help. I have also turned off the SATA-2 in the setup (it also was saying that this drive was not found).

What do I do to get the CD and DVD drives to work?


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Restring Nov 12, 2008, 07:13pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PATA Drive not found on startup
What O/S are you using (XP, Vista, 2000, etc.)?? Are both drives on the same IDE (PATA) cable??

Tennessee Nov 12, 2008, 07:24pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PATA Drive not found on startup
I think I would first jumper both drives to cable select, then go into BIOS and verify all of your PATA drives are on and set to auto, save and exit, go back into BIOS and see what drives BIOS actually detects. If it still only sees one drive (or no drives) try them both individually on PATA-0.

Chuck Smolens Nov 12, 2008, 10:04pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PATA Drive not found on startup
I am using XP and yes both drives are on the same cable. I also went into Device Manager and saw that it recognizes a Primary and Secondary IDE channel but it does not have the CD or DVD drives.

Restring Nov 13, 2008, 08:18am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PATA Drive not found on startup
Try this (using the Classic View of Control Panel):

1) Click Start/Control Panel/Add Hardware

2) The "Add Hardware Wizard" will appear

3) Follow Windows instructions from there

Note: If unsure you're using the Classic View, 1st click Start/Control Panel; then click "Switch to Classic View" option.

Rolebama Nov 13, 2008, 02:23pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PATA Drive not found on startup
If the BIOS isn't showing them, Windows won't. Check out as per Tennessee's instruction above.

Chuck Smolens Nov 13, 2008, 02:44pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PATA Drive not found on startup
How do I set the PATA drives to auto? the only thing I saw was to have them on or off. Also what do I do to get them both on PATA-0

Rolebama Nov 13, 2008, 05:29pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PATA Drive not found on startup
What BIOS do you have. There are quite a few variations, and it would take quite a post to list instructions for all of them. If you cannot find PATA 0, you may find IDE 0 (or IDE Channel 0) listed in your BIOS. Your motherboard will have same markings as in BIOS, connect them to the 0 channel, and if your BIOS only allows on and off, then turn them on.

Chuck Smolens Nov 14, 2008, 05:51am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PATA Drive not found on startup
Problem fixed. Thanks to all. I initially did not have both drives set to CS and Apparently the IDE cable that came with the CPU did not work with the new DVD drive I installed. So I replaced the cable.

Chuck Smolens Nov 14, 2008, 07:04am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PATA Drive not found on startup
Thanks everyone. Problem fixed. I replaced the IDE cable with a newer cable.



 

    
 
 

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