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    Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    Right now, I have 2 IDE CABLES connected to my motherboard.

    On the first IDE CABLE, I have 2 hard drives.

    On the second IDE CABLE, I have a CD-RW set as MASTER.

    My FIRST IDE CABLE however, is twisted and stretched, and I think its causing errors.

    Taking one of the hard drives off of the FIRST IDE CABLE would allow me to straighten out that cable.

    What I want to know is, if I take the SLAVE DRIVE off the FIRST IDE CABLE, and put it on the SECOND IDE CABLE as a slave, will that cause any problems?
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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    ^^Any1? I think my drive is becoming corrupted because of how my cable is twisted and stretched. I keep getting "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D." errors and putting it on the other cable might solve it but i want to make sure switching is doesnt have any adverse effects.
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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    bump

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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    Sure you can move the drive to the other cable. Will this fix your error?

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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    hopefully- gonna try now, just wanted to know if my drive letter would change and mess up stuff.

    My other ide cable died quickly, because my case and mobo dont really agree. My ide cable actually has to rap around my video and sound card in order to reach both drives, and its very strecthed.

    Thanks

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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    Should'nt be a problem moving it.

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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    omfg, somehow after this simple process im getting a bios checksum error!

    I have no idea how!

    "Bios rom Checksum error"

    Detecting floppy drive A Media

    Drive A error- System halt"

    I have no floppy conncted!

    ugh..hopefully this is a simply fix.

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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    Ok after turning my comp on and off 15 times it turned on. Might have been the insert key that did it.

    WTF man...it seems anytime i change anything with this comp the whole computer tries to explode.

    I'm obviously not the best comp expert in the universe, but this is the third system I've built, and the last 2 worked flawlessy (one needed a few kicks) with zero crashes after years of great performance.

    This thing is so delicate...jesus....

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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    Pooters are evil

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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    Quote Originally Posted by BWM
    Pooters are evil
    Agreed

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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    The error -The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.-


    Is still happening, maybe the cable itself is actually broke, or could this be a driver issue?

    Seems to only happen when the drive is under heavy load.

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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    Also got this, not sure what it means :The device Root\LEGACY_SETUPNTGLM7X\0000 disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal.

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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    Quote Originally Posted by lynch03
    The error -The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.-


    Is still happening, maybe the cable itself is actually broke, or could this be a driver issue?

    Seems to only happen when the drive is under heavy load.
    These errors are in the Event Viewer?

    What IDE drivers are you using the MS or the NVIDIA? If the Nvidia try and revert to the Ms Standard IDE controller.

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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    Says ms driver in the device manager. So I'm really not sure what could be causing these errors.

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    Re: Quick question, does it matter if i move a drive to a different cable?

    Mortarman knows more about this than I do, but that error looks like a bad cable to me. The rest of it might be fixed by removing the referenced controllers and drives in the device manager, then let windoze find them and install the drivers anew.

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