How do I set Master and Slave drives?

Question

I switched positions of my DVD and DVD RW drives and they now don't show up in my computer. Restarted and keyed F2 and BIOS indicated "Unknown devices" in their position.

What should I do ??

Answer

This question was answered on November 25, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The reason why they will not show up now is because the BIOS is not recognizing the drives You should check the back of both of the drives Ensure one of the drives is set to slave and the other to master This will resolve the conflict between the two drives and allow BIOS to access them After configuring the drives you may want to go into the BIOS and use the auto-detect feature to make sure the drives are working

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Posted by Joseph of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on November 25, 2006