XP boot problem with replacement DVD drive

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    alisquidge

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    My XP desktop boots to one of two hard disks, which is identified as PS-WDC-WD 1 in the boot sequence. I replaced the PC's DVD drive (which had developed a fault) with an identical one. Now the boot menu only shows the second hard disk SATA-3m-WDC-WD. It doesn't show the first hard disk at all.


    I can now access the second hard disk, but neither the first one, nor the DVD drive, are accessible.


    What is going on?
     
    alisquidge, Oct 5, 2021
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    Without more information on your system specs all we can do is guess. Check the jumper on the DVD drive for master/slave if it's IDE and move it to the same position as your old DVD drive.

    Again, without more info this all the help I can provide.
     
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    ...and that's all that was needed! Did as you said, moved the jumper to match the old one, problem solved! Thankyou very much indeed!
     
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