I have a quick question on the jumper settings of a CD-write/DVD-read combo drive.
My PC is a Dell Dimension 4400, purchased in 2002.
Standard configuration was a simple CD-ROM (read) drive.
Two years ago I added a Plextor CD-write/DVD-read combo in the second "slot", and everything ran well until tonight.
My standard CD-ROM drive doesn't work anymore so I have already removed it so I can have it repaired.
I moved the DVD/CD drive to the first slot (where the standard drive used to be), but I don't really understand what I should do with the jumpers at the back of the DVD/CD drive.
I tried to put the jumper that was initially on the CD-ROM drive (a "closed" jumper), but that does not seem to work. I put it at the second position and at the first position (of the four options). In neither position my Windows XP recognizes the drive.
I tried to launch Windows without having any jumper connected to the drive but that's not a solution either (DVD/CD drive not recognized).
Should I put the "open" jumper that was already at the back of the DVD/CD drive when it was in the "slave" position?
I want to make this drive the "master" drive (logically as I only have one left now).
Can you guys help me out? I really don't know where I should put the jumpers .
Any help is appreciated!