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Question (Q&A-1|1): Why can't I boot up my system with one hard drive on primary IDE and an optical device (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, etc...) on secondary IDE If connecting the hard drive/optical device as the secondary drive?(10/29/2002)
Answer:For best compatibility and stability, please make sure your stand alone hard drive on primary IDE has jumper setting to master, and your stand alone optical device on secondary IDE has jumper setting to master, too. Also if you only have one hard drive without any other optical device, please connect the hard drive to primary IDE with its jumper setting to master. Furthermore, for optimizing the transfer rate for the hard drive, we recommend you to connect your hard drive(s) to the primary IDE channel and optical device(s) to the secondary IDE channel.