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I have bought a computer, but I do not know how to properly identify the DVD ROM drive. I have tried all the IDE configurations:
SATA primary, PATA secondary, etc., but it always gives me the error "Secondary Master Drive - ATAPI Incompatible".

So I can not boot any installation DVD. The BIOS is an American Megatrends v02.61.

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What is your motherboard brand/model & dvd drive brand/model? – Darth Android Jun 19 '10 at 20:34
    
@Darth Android motherboard:Biostar intel g31 dvd:super writemaster speedplus – user23598 Jun 19 '10 at 20:42

I seem to recall this issue when you are not using an appropriate cable or when the cable is bad. Try a new cable and if that doesn't work, try an 80 wire cable.

For the difference between an 80 wire cable and a 40 wire cable reference: http://www.mikeshardware.com/howtos/howto_connect_ide_hd.html

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I red about cable/jumper problems but I cannot open the case or I would void my guaranty. So I am hoping it is a bios misconfiguration. Thanks for your answer, though. – user23598 Jun 19 '10 at 21:48

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