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Help! boot says.... "Sec Slave ATAPI Incompatible"

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 4:07 pm
by JuJennum
If it helps, I'm running a Pentium 4 2.8 GHz CPU
1.89 GHz 512 RAM, Win XP Pro...

I was previously running my pc with a OptoRite high speed CD-RW and a Panasonic (Masushita) DVD-Ram.

However, I was ecstatic when my dad bought me a SONY DRU-500AX DVD +/- RW drive. However, when I put the Sony drive in, kept the OptoRite, and took out the Panasonic DVD-RAM, I got this message:

"Sec Slave ATAPI Incompatible. Press F1 to continue"

so I press F1, and it continues booting. However, when I go to "my computer" neither of the disc drives work!

I would be eternally grateful if someone would tell me what the heck I'm doing wrong here. Please reply to this post or email me at if you can help or need more details, etc. Thanks so much everyone!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 5:27 pm
by Inertia
Presumably your Sony DVD burner was installed to a slave connection.

Did you first check to see if the jumper on the back of the drive was set to "Slave" before installing?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 8:06 pm
by JuJennum
hmm.. no I didn't. Is there a switch or something on the back?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 8:10 pm
by Inertia
A jumper is an electrical connection device that allows a circuit to be completed like a switch. It is manually moved to the proper setting.

There is a jumper on the back of the burner with three possible settings, M (master), S (slave), and C(S) (cable select). Check the instructions in your manual and move the jumper to the slave position. The DVD burner should work as expected after the jumper is set properly. :)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 10:28 am
by MonteLDS
Inertia is right. The jumper will fix it. I am guessing you have a soyo board, cause I belueve that is what it says when you have the drive on the same jumper setting for the IDE cable