Posted 26 December 2008 - 12:14 PM
If both the hdd and the optical drive are sharing the same data cable then you are using a IDE cable. With type of configuration the hdd should be set as the Master, and the optical drive as the slave. This means that both drives will need to have their jumper set to support this configuration. The Master drive goes on the end of the cable, the slave goes in the middle.
Do you see any errors when you look in the Device Manager?
Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Device Manager.
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