Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: what are the correct settings for the ide dvd drive

09 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 pro
what are the correct settings for the ide dvd drive

I am putting together a computer using parts that I have lying around. Both hdd's are sata, one dvd drive is sata and the other is ide. My question is what are the correct settings for the ide dvd drive. Please help, have searched the internet for days, with no luck tying to find answer. Please help, as this is really starting to get on my nerves. Thank you, rftech

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

What are you talking about, just plug the data cord into the motherboard and plug the power connector into the dvd drive. That`s all you have to do.

Explain what else you mean if you`re still having problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2013   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

It needs to be on an IDE port and set to Master.
Does you MB have an IDE port.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

The drive should already be set to cable select.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

There's no default setting for these drives. I always avoided cable select like the plague, and just set it properly from the get-go. As mentioned, connect the cables to the motherboard, and the other end to the drive. Set the drive as the Master, and give it power.

* This is all assuming you have an IDE port, and you have a need for both optical drives.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 pro

I thank you for your responses, I thought you set the drive to master, I was confused because some of the information I got off the internet said to set it to cable select. I have been told by several people to avoid cable select at all cost, so I have done that, when ever I install an optical or hard drive, I set them to Master or slave. I was looking for a second opinion and you guys provided that. Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 what are the correct settings for the ide dvd drive

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BOOT drive letters not correct
I recently decided to do a FRESH install of my system, but on another partition from my current OS. I made the error of not booting from the DVD & installed from the DVD while in the current system. The consequence is the C: drive was occupied by the current system & when I boot into the FRESH...
Installation & Setup
Correct settings for MBAM?
Here are my settings for MBAM. Are these the right settings as I get numerous PUP warnings when scanning? Also shows Astromenda Search tab at top which I think I had checked the wrong box in settings/extension I use Chrome as my browser. TIA. Dennis(THW)
System Security
I cannot find the correct place to change the USB settings
Hello, I ran an energy report and have changed a few settings. I cannot find the correct place to change the USB settings. I changed some settings in the device manager but the remarks for the USB are still there. Anybody some direction for me? Thanks, henk
General Discussion
Testing a Hard Drive... Is this correct?
Hi everyone!!!! I decided to buy an IDE/SATA to USB adapter... I found a generic one that looks a lot like this one: SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable for 2.5/3.5 Inch Hard Drive / Optical Drive with External AC Power Adapter: Computers & Accessories It's the...
Hardware & Devices
USB Keyboard & BIOS Even With Correct Settings
A while back I bought a MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. Fine. Works, suits my needs. The only problem was that my keyboard and (Logitech USB mx610 cordless) mouse were not recognized when I used an Acronis rescue disk. I updated the bios on the board (badly needed...F3 to F11) and all was well....
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:34.
Twitter Facebook Google+