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connecting 40pin ide hard disk with 80 pin ide cable.

Q: connecting 40pin ide hard disk with 80 pin ide cable.

i have a 80 pin ide cable for connecting two hard disks drives master and

slave, one that accepts this 80 pin ide cable (master,wich is o.k.) , and the

other needing or accepting(according to web site reference) a 40 pin ide


Can i connect both hard disks using the same 80 pin ide cable, will it make

the correct data transfer, or do i need other cable instalation setup?


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A: connecting 40pin ide hard disk with 80 pin ide cable.

No problem here, the 80 conductor cable still has 40 pin connectors, and is compatible with all IDE devices.

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i have 2 old hard drive's with some data in them and im trying to retrive it back to my current computer.
one of the drive's works perfectly, but when i connect the second drive it kills the cable totally.
i cant use the cable anymore.. even for the first drive.
it happend for the second time already so i figured out the hard drive is the problem..
any ideas how to fix the problem? what should i do?

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ThinkPad P50 has the option to install two 2.5" HDD.  However, "Hard disk drive cable" is needed. Per Lenovo, there are two different part numbers: 00UR835 Cable,HDD,slot300UR836 Cable,HDD,slot4 Obiously, one is the the bay on the left and the other one if for the right. I just ordered a 20EN0013US.  It comes with a 500GB HDD, which is on the right bay. If I shall add a 2nd HDD, I'm going to use the bay on the left.  Now, my question is - is the bay on the left slot 3 or slot 4?  Which cable I'll need? Thanks! http://imgur.com/gallery/RYOr5

A:P50 Hard disk drive cable

Are you talking about a P50?  Or P70?
I don't think the the P50 supports two HDDs. From the P50 spec sheet there is only one primary HDD bay, and no optical drive bay which might be converted to house a second HDD.
Max. Storage Devices - 3
It is the M.2 bay which has two slots for one or two PCIe SSD's.  But I don't believe this bay can't be converted for use by a second HDD as far as I've heard or read.
Can you point to a page or diagram in the HMM or elsewhere which discusses TWO 2.5" HDDs possible in the P50?  P70, yes (if you convert the optical bay for a HDD).
Max. Storage Devices - 4
Optical Drive
Up to 1 TB HDD with Bay Adapter
Up to 512 GB SSD with Bay Adapter Travel Bezel
But I didn't think the P50 offered that option.  In other words, where are these "slot3" and "slot4" locations you refer to on the P50?

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after hooking up my zip drive on same ide cable as hard disk drive,when I BOOT UP MACHINE IT SAYS UNABLE RECOGNISE OPERATING SYSTEM.

A:hard disk and zip drive on same ide cable

It's possible you have the hard drive and zip both jumpered to master. The zip drive should have a jumper on the back, for slave operation the jumper should be removed completely.
Check your manual for jumper settings

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Hi there.

I want to connect my 3.5 Hard disk to my laptop, i was able to do that before using the ide converter something like that but 2 weeks ago i did some changes to my laptop to increase its boot speed, i dont exactly remember that i did but since then whenever i try connect any of my 3 HDs to the laptop, they do turn on and i can see the safely remove icon but i cant see the drives in Computer, and after awhile its says that i need to format the drives first????? it happens on all my 3 HDs.

Eagerly waiting for replies.

A:Connecting a 3.5 HD(Hard disk) to a laptop

On run type "mmc"
then "file" > "Add in snap" > add > add disk management
and then check if you can see the hard drive on there.. if it had wrongly been formatted you need to format it again "nfts" format..


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For several weeks now, I have connected an 80 GB 3.5” hard-disk to a laptop (Hard-disk <-> IDE-USB cable <-> USB 2.0 hub <-> Laptop USB port). No problems.
I now bought another IDE-USB cable and connected a DVD RW 3.5” device.

The device is recognized (PnP) in Win XP. However, when I try to burn a DVD, the DVD disappears from the disks’ list (in “my computer” and “disks management”).

I have not yet found the cause.
My suspicion is that the combined traffic from the external disk and the load of burning a DVD is too much for the USB 2.0 protocol to handle.

Has anyone seen similar problems ?


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Hi. I'm new here and I really need some info. I have a Galaxy High Speed 3.5" Hard Disk External Enclosure connected to the PC and all is well. BUT...I need to connect my laptops to the External Drive as well. I cannot find them on the network connections. Any advice?

A:Connecting Laptop to External Hard Disk

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I have two HDDs on my computer, and they were both running fine until I had to manually reboot after a lock-up. Now, when I turn on my comp with both of the HDDs plugged in, the Windows XP loading screen freezes up and doesn't do anything. However, the same computer works fine when I unplug one of the hard-drives (the 200 GB one) and just have my 60 GB plugged in.

Any ideas why this would happen?

The hard-drive I believe is causing the problem:


Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache

WDC WD600BB-00CAA1 [Hard drive] (60.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMA8F1138441, rev 17.07W17, SMART Status: Healthy

Board: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A8V Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0219 11/03/2005

A:Windows Won't Boot After Connecting Hard-Disk

Try changing the jumper to suit the intention of the hard disk.

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When i connect my hdd ,it sAYSpower DRAWING TOOMUCH and sometimes it doesn't support
when i connect other usb no problem is there. Help

A:Problem while connecting external hard disk

What type of external HDD are you trying to connect? Is it a 2.5" laptop style hard drive or a 3.5" desktop style hard drive? All 3.5" desktop hard drives will require an external power source to connect them via USB. Your computer seems to be a newer computer so power at the USB ports should not be a problem for a 2.5" laptop hard drive. You can try a power boosting Y-cable like this:
USB 2 0 A Female to 2 Dual USB Male Hub Power Adapter Y Splitter Cable Cord SGCC | eBay

That will split the power draw between two USB ports if you have two USB ports next to each other on the computer.

Even the Y-cable will not work for a 3.5" hard drive, though, it requires it's own real power supply.

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Chennai, INDIA where can get hard disk cable connector for HP Pavilion DV6-7010tx model laptop

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A:hp pavilion dv6-7010tx hard disk connector cable

HiSATA connector cable comes as part of hard drive kit.HP part number: 682063-001 for hard drive hardware kit compatible in your model.Go through page 27 in this manual:http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03582006.pdfhttp://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=231308699162RegardsVisruth

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Dear Forum Members, Requesting your help to find the HP Pavilion dv6-6140tx Hard Disk Cable (one that connects Hard Disk to mother board). Looks like the cable should have 7+15 pins. Please help to find the right website to purchase this cable. I tried ebay, amazon etc in vain. Please treat this as urgent request and help me out. Thank You Regards,Venky

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I am heavy user of external hard disks and have been using it for quiet few years. Till now  I never confronted a problem like this. I usually connect the hard disk directly to the television instead of using a media player. But this time, after I connected to the TV some of the folders in my hard disk are not being read in my laptop. Windows 8 is not recognizing these folders. It shows 0 bytes as folder size where in the actual sizes of these folders are about 60-100 GB. The image below shows the files in the red box that are affected.
Now I'm worried if I will lose these data as they are very important for me. If anyone has been in this situation before or know about this please help me. It's urgent!!

A:External Hard Disk not able to read some folders after connecting to LG LED TV

That looks like file corruption on the drive and thats a bad sign. Moving a hd around all the time can cause damage to the data if it gets bumped hard enough. It's best to use a SSD as there are no mechanical moving parts. You could try chkdsk from the command line. If the drive is D: then the command would be chkdsk /f D: You may also try a recovery program that can read data raw like recuva or isobuster or something like that.

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I have a epox 8kta3, with 1GZ athlon and a IBM ata 100 hard drive. If I connect the DVD rom drive to the primary slave will it slow down the hdd, or should i leave the current connector settings secondary master CDRW, secondary slave DVD rom. will the 80c, 40 pin connector recognize the DvD rom in the slave, on the primary EIdE. or should I get a ata 100 adapter card PCI for the hard drive and the dvd rom connected to the primary EIDE and the secondary master as the CDRW.

A:Ata 100 80c, 40pin

i would get a ATA100 card. thats how i do it (ata100 hd on ata100 card, all other drives on the ide on the mobo, if you have another hd thats not ata100 put it on mobo ide)

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I'm experiencing a problem when connecting my computers to the same cable modem. The computer that is connected with the USB Cable is getting excellent connection, while the other one is terribly slow. I have tried to switch the connections but still the one with the USB Cable is faster. Can someone help me resolve my problem, and what can cause it ?
Thank you in advance, Dejan Gorgevic.

A:Cable modem connecting with USB Cable and LAN Cable

Does your ISP contract call for two public IP addresses? If not it's probably just an accident that you can connect at all with multiple computers.

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I have looked at some of the back posts on this, but no one has asked or answered this question. I have a standard EIDE 40pin controler card. If I buy a new hard drive that is ultra ata-100, can I use it? I understand that would be slower, but it is afordable and I know that I can't use an SATA hard drive.

A:EIDE 40pin and ultra ata-100

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I have a Latitude E6420, got error code 2000-0142 and blue screen. I replaced the hard drive with a new one. I put the new drive in and reboot. I am still getting "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable".
In BIOS setup, i had my HDD as the first to boot already. I ran a Diagnostic test and got:
Error Code 2000-0142 Validation 119106
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - S/N 6WS1712X, Long Self test unsuccessful.
What can I do next? I have a new hard drive put in and still getting this?
Please HELP!!
Many Thanks in Advance

A:Replaced Hard disk, still getting "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable"

You must install WIndows onto the new drive -- it is blank when it arrives from the factory.

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

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A:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...


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Hard disk type : Seagate SATA.
Model Number : ST3160215AS
Serial Number : 6RA1J7H0
Firmware Revision : 3.AAD

Mother Borad : Intel 945 GCCR

My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk going to fail? If yes, how to transfer my data to a new hard disk easily?

Complete description of the issue :

1.I have experienced boot up issue with my PC 2 days back. My PC not even boot into safe mode also.I got the following blue screen errors on successive restart of PC .

A. 0x00000050 ( 0xC374037F, 0x00000000, 0x804FBA19, 0X00000000 )
B. STOP : C0000135 ( Unable to locate component )
c. 0x0000007E ( 0XC0000006, 0X80698C12, 0XF79896E4, 0XF79893E0 )

2. I have removed and replaced the hard disk ( several times ). I can boot into windows now and can work normally, But,one of the above Blue sreen errors is coming all of sudden while working on PC. It is happening independent of the application I am using.

3. And the following messages are coming at the XP welcome screen and while working on the PC.

A.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\netloc.wlt has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
B.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\APPFCONT.DAT has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
C.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\idsflt.cfg.bck has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
D.Cagefile.sys has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.

4.I have performed CHKDSK on all local drives exept local drive C. CHKDSK giving a message that " can no... Read more

A:My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk g

In a Run box, enter "chkdsk /r"
You'll be asked if you want to run chkdsk at the next reboot. Enter "Y".
Reboot, and be prepared to wait, as it may take a long time.

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A:Hard Disk Test Failed Hard Disk 1roduct QE24UA#ABA ID: GG8KH...

The hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will send a replacement. If not a retail  SATA hard drive can be used. I believe this model uses a laptop/mobile hdd.Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Media to install Windows. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd.

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I jus want to ask why can't i connect a USB cable through my pc & my web cam suddenly disappeared it's connection. I tried everything installing/uninstaling but still got no view cam. It says that everytime i clicked my cam " You don't have capture hardware". Even my USB connecting to my phone i can't use anymore. What will i do? Plz help me coz i really need those two....plz plz plz
Hugs, Dhada

A:Connecting Via USB cable

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I have two pc's which are in the same location, which I want to connect together with a crossover cable.

Frankly am amazed on the volumes written about this - much of it explained in jargon beyond me.

Is there someone who is willing to take the step-by-step approach who can explain how this is done, minus excessive use of the jargon involved?

If so, I would be very grateful.



A:Connecting one pc to another with C/over cable

plug it in each end
assuming ur on win xp

-right click my computer
-click the 'comuter name' tab
- make sure both pc's are on the same 'workgroup'
- go into my 'network connection' (desktop) 'view network connections' (left side)
-right click the local area connection -> properties -> look for 'file and printer sharing' if not there click 'install' -> 'service' -> 'file and printer sharing'


take note of both "computer names"
from one pc right click "my network places' again and click 'search for computers' type the other pc's 'computer name'

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I have purchased a wd7502aaex internal hard drive.

This product was "bare" without a cable or screws for the drive cage. I have a 64 bit system, but the available info does not indicate whether this is 32 or 64 bit.

I now have to locate the required cable and screws to install this drive.

Any assistance in this regard would be appreciated.

A:need connecting cable and...

Hello Padyboy,

It doesn't matter if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit system to install a HDD. The HDD you bought is a SATA HDD. After you mount (screw in) the HDD in your computer, you will just need to connect a SATA data cable to the HDD and to a SATA connector on your motherboard, and connect a SATA power connector to the HDD from your PSU (power supply).

Hope this helps some. If not, please post back with any other questions you have.

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I have an Asus laptop running windows 7 64 bit and this laptop came with 2 hard drives, each partitioned into two parts (C:\ & D:\ and E:\ & F:\).
I am transferring over 30GB of data from one drive (C:\) to the other (F:\)
Get this... the transfer rate is 1.2MB/s right now. Over 9 hours left to copy the 30GB. There are over 125,000 items but that still does not justify the 1.2MB/s
I am open to any suggestions but first, a few points.
Yes, I am sure they are two separate drives with those partitions.
Error checking showed zero errors on both drives.
This is the 3rd time I am trying a transfer.
Both drives are relatively empty (especially the F:\).
C:\ is my system disk.
The SMART data shows no read/write errors or overheating.
I have disabled the virus protection and all real-time scanning.
Again, I am very open to suggestions and checks. Feel free to post your idea!
Thanks in advance!

A:Laptop Hard Disk to Hard Disk transfer Extremely Slow

My experience with file transfers of the type you describe...is that the number of files doesn't matter...what matters is how large the files are.  Video files take much longer than text or document files.
Slow transfer rates between partitions/drives...can indicate a problem with either the partititon or the drive, IMO.
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Hi guys,

I will try to explain this as simple as i can.So let's start
I have laptop ASUS N75SF and it is a year old,so i have decided to format.I have two separate hard disks that are the same brand,SeaGate 9500423 AS, each 500 gb capacity. Before i decided to format , one of my hard disks(that is my partition D) started to make strange noises and it was not recognized,but i was using my laptop without problems because my windows was installed on my other hard disk (that is my partition C).So now my question is this :
After i formatted them both i have no clue which one is which ? they are like :
Disk 0 Partition 1 465 gb
Disk 1 Partition 2 465 gb
So how do i choose the one that is better and not having problems to pust my winodows on?
I know that i can buy new one and replace it with the one that is having problems,but right now i have no money to do that .I am student

Thanks in advance

A:Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.

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Windows XP sp2 wont boot from hard disk.

After much to do turns out my computer doesnt recognise the hard disk.

I have a seagate 500Gb SATA hard drive, its about a year old, the computer doesnt get hot in the slightest and it shouldnt be dead. I checked the wiring, as far as i can see, its all fine.

only conclusion i come to is that my hard disk is kaput which it shouldnt be. Can anyone give me any other possible solutions to try out before i cry and/or spend money on a new one? theres a lot of data on it i dont want to lose.

If not, ill plug it in to another computer to check, i havent done that yet because it will take me hours - i can only unscrew the hard drive from one side without rearranging the room.


A:Hard disk boot failure -> computer won't recognise hard disk

Is your Seagate the 7200.11 series?

We've been seeing a lot of harddrive issues layely that has nothing to do with the drive itself but bad SATA cables aas the cause. Do you have another one you can switch out?

When you say the computer doesn't recognize it we're talking the BIOS here, correct?

Another suggestion is what you have already suggested but I would "slave" it in antother system and see if you can access it that way.

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Any help is appreciated since I am stumped. I'm connecting two PC's, which are both running XP, to transfer some files between the two. I connected the cable, configured the workgroup and turned off XP's firewall. On PC#1, both computers are recognized in the workgroup, but PC#2 only recognizes PC#2. And when I attempt to PING each computer from the other, PC#2 can ping PC#1 but PC#1 cannot ping PC#2. On both PC's, I have enabled Computer Browsing. Any thoughts on why this is not working? In the past, I have had these two connected with no problems, but now it won't work. Thanks.

A:Connecting two PC's with Crossover Cable

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Hi my laptop has not been able to connect to my own house internet by cable for a while. This happened ever since I upgraded to windows 7 Ultimate. One day I plug it in and restart my computer and connect by wire but then I turn off my laptop and go upstairs to connect by cable there. Unfortunately it does not work and i try restarting numerous times and still cannot connect. I Have already checked and know for sure that the cable and plug in port works. I even brought up a desktop and it worked fine with the cable. Please help.


A:Not connecting to the internet by cable

You are probably missing drivers for the port. Try visiting the website of the company that made your computer and choosing support and drivers. Type in your computer model number and look for network drivers. Install the wired one and see if that helps.

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Have a question on connecting a second computer to an existing cable modem at home. What do I need to do this to get internet access to the second unit?


A:Connecting to a cable modem

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I am sure this is already answered but i used the search and couldnt find it.
Is there any way to connect XP laptop with Vista laptop directly using Cat5 network cable.
I dont want to share the internet.
I simply want to share printer and some files.
I use broadband acces to go online with vista.
And wireless home internet with xp.
Thank you.

A:Connecting Vista with XP with Cable

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I just connected my laptop onto my LCD TV using the HDMI cable that I use to connect my PS3, the picture quality is great but the only problem is that the sound does not work. I used to connect it with AV cables but the resolution was not good, so i thought Id try HDMI.

Anyone know why my sound does not work?

PS , i apologise if I put this thread in the wrong section


A:Connecting PC to TV through HDMI cable...

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Connecting a hdd to cd-rom ide cable - bad idea?

Hi, i've just got a new hard drive and i'm copying some of my stuff from the old drives over, but the way i'm doing it at the moment is by swapping the power cables and ide cable over when i need to get to each of my 2 old hard drives.

What I want to know is, would connecting a hard drive to the same ide cable as my cd-rw drive work? then i wouldn't have to keep swapping cables over.

I just thought that i'd check with everyone here before doing anything that could be really bad


A:Connecting a hdd to cr-rom ide cable - bad idea?


All IDE devices have little things called "Jumpers", little plastic things that cover 2pins on the board, with these you can set the IDE devices to either

Cable Select

to get 2 devices on the same IDE cable, you set one to Master and one to Slave, in effect on a normal PC (one with out SATA just IDE) you can have up to 4 IDE devices, as the PC has a primary IDE and a secondary IDE channel so 2 X 2 = 4 devices

Jumper settings for Hard Drives and Cdrom\CDRW units are marked on the case or on the manufacturers website, and as as rule the IDE devices that contains the Operating System usually resides on Primary channel as the master and other drives go on the primary Slave and the secondary Master.slave channels.


If you set the devices jumper settings wrong then the operating system may not boot, before doing anything with the IDE drive that contains the operating system make a note of how the jumpers are set and if anything goes askew then remove any other IDE devices and set the IDE hardrive with the operating system jumpers back to what they were.

Other wise its a simple job that should take a few minutes.


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hi there, i have two compters both with win xp on connected with a crossover cable can ping ok between 2 computers my main computer is connected to the net on a usb broad band conection, when i click internet explorer on the 2nd computer i get the page connot be dislayed massage in internet options i have set lan to automatic config , how do i coonect to the net from thr 2nd comp via the crossover cable ???? help delmec

A:crossover cable and connecting to the net

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I purchased an Nvidia 7600 that uses PCI express. My power supply came with a power cable that says "PCI-E" on it (6 pin). So I am wondering if I need to plug this cable in somewhere because I cannot find a place to connect with the motherboard, which is an ASUS A8N5X.

A:Solved: Connecting a PCI-E cable?

You do no need it with the 7600

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I'm just wondering how to get the cable connection from my desktop computer to my laptop computer

the cable works fine on the desktop (obviously, since i'm sending this message ), but when I plug the wire into my laptop, it won't connect

the LAN card is turned on because it tries to connect for a minute or so and then says the connection has limited or no connectivity

is there something i'm just missing here?

A:Connecting Cable To Laptop

swapping cables between computers usually requires you to pull the power cord on the cable modem for about 30 seconds then plug it back in.

If you're going to be using both computers alot, I'd suggest getting a router, connect that to your cable modem, then connect each PC to the router.

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Hi friends, need some help from you regarding my laptop. I just purchae HDMI cable. Everytime I connect the cable to my laptop its always restarting and its dhows the blue screen and then restarting. After that the start up now working. Only when you disconnect the cable it will work my laptop. What is the problem and what is the solution? I am using Windows seven now.
Thanks in advance

A:Connecting HDMI Cable

Disable automatic restarts.Download BlueScreenViewNo installation required.Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.What is your laptop's brand and model?

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Hi..I just bought a USB A-A Male-Male Cable..


..but when I plug it into my laptop and the other end into the hard drive of another PC..it doesn't seem to be able to connect them both together for data transfer..have I got the wrong cable?



A:USB A-A Male Cable - Connecting PCs?

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Hi, Does anyone know where i can find this kind of cord for cheap?

Im also looking to get another gig or so of memory and a tetrabite hd, does anyone know a place that has these for a good price?

A:CAble connecting computer to TV

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Please give step by step procedure to connect two desktop computers running win 7 through crossover cable for file sharing purpose.

A:connecting two pc with direct cable in win 7

Hi and welcome to TSF see here Connect two computers using a crossover cable

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I have been using this desktop for the past 2 year with no issues. Recently I have moved house and want to connect via an Ethernet cable to the internet rather than WiFi in the hopes of higher speeds. My problem is that the computer says that there is not cable connected (although a connection does flash up briefly every so often).

I have already: tested that the cable and port work using my laptop (no problem there)
uninstalled my network card and allowed windows to re-install it
checked for loose connections

I have also noted that the light in the Ethernet port on the computer is lit solid yellow when the cable is connected and the computer in not turned on but as soon as i boot it up and the OS starts running the light turns off.

Any help would be appreciated .

A:Ethernet cable not connecting

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Hi I have a wireless router in the basement - router A. I am trying to connect another router - B to router A with a network cable. Router A has all the computers connected to it through a wire. Router 2 has 1 computer connected (wirelessly). The IP if router A is when I make the IP of router B to I do not get internet access on router B. I made an ip of and was able to get the internet. But computers that connected to router B could not see printers or other computers on the network.

What are the settings that need to be done on the router B, to be able to connect to router A through a wire, and provide internet access to computers that connect to it wirelessly? Router A is a verizon Fios router.

A:Connecting 2 routers with a cable

This is really a situation where a hub would help drastically.
Have you disabled dhcp server?
It'll just get in the way of what you are trying to do.

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When I connect an HDMI cable to my pc and to the tv my pc monitor only show icons on the bottom of the screen the rest of the screen is blank and I cannot maximize my icons

A:Connecting HDMI cable from pc to tv

Which mode (duplicate, extend, only external monitor)?

What do you mean by "maximize my icons"?

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so basically i want to connect 2 pc together by using the lan cable to play games by lan.

so this is what i know. i connect the pc's by the cable. then i set the ip settings.
ip address pc1 -
ip address pc2 -

then the subnet mask is left alone n the default gateway the same for both pc which is (i even tried to change it to some other numbers like but still no success)

then the preferred n alternate dns server i just leave it blank. so can anyone tell me whats wrong...

A:problem with connecting 2 pc via lan cable


so what cable are you using?
direct => crossover cable
indirect/through a device (hub/switch/router/etc) => normal ethernet cable

workgroups the same? tried running the Network Wizard?

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I'm overwhelmed with possible awkward wire combinations and terminology. I'd like to fins a simple/cheap way to use my computer monitor for the computer and also to watch cable TV through the cable coaxial cable. Is it possible? Thanks in advance.

A:Connecting computer to cable TV

If I understand you correctly, it is possible but you will need a TV Card to insert into your computer. These can be picked up from Amazon or other big retailers.

You can then use a program such as Win7 TV, this also needs to be bought. This will scan your connection for the various channels coming through cable and give you a list of channels to choose from.

Being as you are on cable, I am assuming American and so things may work differently to here in the UK. I have a system like this myself, I recommend it and I paid around £75 for the software the TV card.

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After greetings.

Sorry because I will describe what I need exactly which make

the words too long......

I have two computers one of them have two network cards one of

them built in and the other is external , and the other one

have only one built in network card.

The first computer with the external card have LAN cable with

(PPPOE) user name and password.
I connected the two computers together using cable from the

second card of the first computer built in to the second

computer card built in.

I make sharing files in each computer and I receive the files

in each one that means the cards is working OK.

I pressed at (set up home or small office network) at the first

computer , used wizard and choose the first option (this

computer connect directly to the internet).at the end it

required a removable device I used flash memory and it make a

file in flash which I will use it at another computer.

I went to the second computer and open flash and pressed at the

file during the setup I choose the second option (this

computer connects to the internet through a residential gateway

or through another computer on my network) and it finished OK.

At the second computer at my network connection new connection

appears which have the name of the first computer and under

(internet gateway).

NOW I need your help>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

How can I access to the internet at the second computer us... Read more

A:connecting two computers using one cable???

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I was trying to directly connect a Macbook and a PC with a standard ethernet cable.. without a router.
Set the IP ad subnet mask on the PC to

and on the Mac

all basic stuff.

I was able to ping the Mac from the PC, however not the other way round

So when I tried to "connect to a server" from the Mac, it didn't work.

Am I doing something wrong here ?
I was connected like this before and it was working... not sure what's going on.

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So I connected my PC to my new TV via a HDMI cable in order to watch a video file I have on my PC on my TV. I did this all the time with no problems on my previous TV.

The screen shows up just fine but I cannot see the taskbar, or the start button. I changed the screen resolution to the recommended setting and still the problem persists...

...any ideas?

A:Connecting PC to TV via HDMI cable with problems...

What is the make and model# of your computer? Is this a Desktop or a Laptop? If a desktop, do you have a separate video card? What is it's manufacturer, make and model# of the card?
Go to the manufacturers support/download drivers and download the most recent video driver for your model. Once the software is installed, it should have it's own control panel icon in the taskbar by the Clock. Click this, there should be a section for Connect to TV, change the resolution to the desired size of your screen, do not worry if it is not the Recommended Setting.

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