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I'm running a German Windows XP Professional and want to know whether my IDE-DVD-drive is connected to the master or slave without opening the machine. The device manager shows Ort: Pfad 0 (0) (in English: Location: path 0 (0)?) on the first properties page of the DVD drive below the Hersteller (in English: Vendor?). Does this mean it is the master?

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Yes, it's on the master. it's on channel 0, device 0. Slave is generally device 1.

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mostly correct. if you have it manually set to master by jumper instead of cable select, this might not be accurate –  hbdgaf Jan 1 '11 at 16:47
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Download the Nero Info tool

http://www.nero.com/enu/support-nero8-tools-utilities.html

Run it and then go to the Configuration tab.

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