Looking for knowledge: I've replaced the original DVD burner that came with my Dimension 5150 desktop. That was a Phillips IDE 16X DVD +-RW. I searched and found a HPDVD1135I. This is also an IDE drive.
With confidence, I opened the computer case removed the old drive which was trashed when a disk disintegrated inside it; removed the old drive, and plugged the new drive into the same plugs. When I boot the machine up, I get the error message: Drive 2 not found: Parallel ATA PATA-0 (PRI IDE MASTER)
I've looked at the drives section of the set-up screen. Drive 2 provides the following controller and rive details:
Controller details: Controller = Parallel ATA; Port = PATA-0 (PRI IDE Master)
Drive details: Drive ID = Unkown
If I choose to ignore the message and continue into XP, I can at least listen to a CD on the drive. I haven't tried burning.
I have an E510 which is the US version of the 5150.
If you did not set the drive device type for "Cable Select" that is probably the problem. There is a jumper on the rear of the drive for device type (Master, Slave or Cable Select) and should be set to Cable Select.
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