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    Message during bootup


    Hi all,
    Not sure what this means, when my system boots up, right after the memory test I get the following message..,

    "Secondary IDE channel no 80 conductor cable installed"

    Is this a problem with the MB, or cables?
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    Is that a new message? It might not be a problem at all, as you might not need a secondary IDE cable. Are all your drives working? If your CD/DVD drive doesn't work then open up the case and make sure all the cables are seated properly. about IDE cables
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    the MB is L4VXA2
    I'm using 2 HD, and CD-RW, and DVD-RW, parts of my system recognized the DVD as
    DVD-RW, other parts as DVD-ROM, or as a CD-ROM, decided to reinstall XP Pro,
    thus the noticeing of the message. May have been before reinstall. after install
    what should be drive C is F, Drive D is now C,
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    I figured out the problems
    1 the IDE cable was not the correct cable for the HD
    2 my main HD was dying, and it did die

    thanks for the help

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