Hi, I really messed something up this time. I got a new Pentium 4 computer, but wanted to change the CD burner that came with it. When I took the burner out, it was not jumpered as MASTER. I thought this was strange since it was alone on its own cable that ran directly to the motherboard. I do not remember if it was jumpered as Cable Select or Slave.
So then I took the hard drive out. It had two jumpers on it. One jumper connected the Cable Select, and the other jumper connected the top pins of the Master and Slave. I started to remove the one jumper and was going to jumper it as the master.
I also noticed that there were several ways to connect the pins, depending on the GB that you wanted. So I put the jumpers back the way they were on the hard drive.
I then went back to the CD burner and jumpered it as Master, even though it was not that way at the beginning. When I started the computer, I got several beeps and was told that the secondary slave was ATAPI incompatible. not knowing what that meant, I thought I better change the CD burner back the way it was, although at this point I do not remember, except that it was not set as MASTER.
Started the computer and again got several beeps. Then changed the jumper on the CD burner again, same problem when I start the computer. I then removed the CD burner completely. Same beeps and error message when I start the computer.
Went back to the hard drive-tried different setting there, but got the same beeps and error message. Then I noticed that the cable that the hard drive is on, has three different ends. Black, which was connected to the motherboard, and a grey in the middle, and a blue at the end. I tried connecting the grey and then the blue to the hard drive, but same problem. I assume the black end goes to the motherboard.
The cable that the CD burner was on has three connections also, but they are all black.
Please help, I am totally confused at this point.