Unable to boot from CD

By sap
May 28, 2006
  1. hi friends

    I am using Dell dimension 5150,in that i have removed
    dell hard disk,and i am connecting new samung hard disk (power cable & ribbon cable)
    (and i have removed master pin also from hard disk).since CD-rom is acting as master.
    And in boot sequence i have changed the order
    1. Onboard Or USB CD-ROM drive
    2.Onboard IDE hard drive.
    3. Onboard or USB Floppy drive.
    4. Onboard SATA drive.

    now i will place the cd(2000 server) in CD-rom and restart
    but i am unable to get ...boot from CD why?
    where is the mistake...

    It says that

    Drive 0 not found : serial ATA, SATA-0.
    Drive 2 not found : parallel ATA, PATA-0 (Pri-IDE Master).
    strike F1 to continue, F2 go to setup utility.
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    your not entirely clear, are you saying that your CD rom and hard drive are on the same IDE ribbon? if so then it needs to be jumpered. also, Dell typically does not use master\slave but uses Cable select ( calbe select the device on the end of the ribbon is master). you need the cd rom and the hard drive to either both be jumpered to cable select or both set to master\slave, whichever you prefer.
  3. Paragon33

    Paragon33 TS Rookie

    I am not sure it is still valid today, but in the past when a Hard drive and an optical drive shared an IDE cable in a Master /Slave setup, we were always advised to put the HDD as master and the Optical drive as Slave
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