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Dell Optiplex 170L did not come with a CD drive :(

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I am TRYING to install XP on this Optiplex but it didn't come with an optical drive, so now I'm trying to install a CD drive but the BIOS (A07) won't see it and I can't find any instructions anywhere! Super Angry The furthest I've got: EJECTING THE TRAY. Wilted Flower

  1. First off, I don't know what cable to use to connect to the motherboard (40 wire or 80 wire?).
  2. Secondly, I don't know where to plug it on the motherboard.
  3. Third, I don't know if I'm supposed to set the jumpers to Master, Slave or Cable Select.
  4. 4th: Are the hard drive and the optical drive supposed to be on the same cable? (you know, one says Master, the other says Slave)
  5. And last but not least, is my drive even compatible? It's a Khypermedia and I have 2 of them. I always though with CD drives "if the show fits..."

How ignorant of me to think I could just stick in any random CD drive and go. The worst part about all of this is that (supposedly) I'm a "computer technician", but that's another story. Lightning

 

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