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jumper settings 4 cd rom & cd-rw

By hovell17 ·
When installing another cdrom drive what jumper settings need to be set 4 the cd-rw. this is the new piece of equipment being installed .
System recognises the drive but won't allow anything to be written to it .
Would appreciate some guidance here.

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by khall3 In reply to jumper settings 4 cd rom ...

When putting in a new cd drive you need to make your CD-RW drive set as the slave. The CD-ROM needs to be set as the Master. Use the little jumper on the back, and look at the diagram on your drives to help you find the appropriate positions for the corresponding settings.

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by PaulP In reply to jumper settings 4 cd rom ...

Did you install the software that came with the CDRW? When you install the drive, your system will most likely recognize it and see it as a CD ROM. But you need software like EZ CD Creator to be able to write to drives.

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by opatzg In reply to jumper settings 4 cd rom ...

I've had some friend whose crrw would not work properly unless it was set as the master so you may need to try it both ways. Setting drives up as master and slave is easily hadled by the jumper pins in back with the power input/ribbon cable area. There's normally a good diagram for hwo to set it up in M - master S- slave and C-cable or channel select. hard wire it using the jumpers to master for one device and slave for the next on the same ribbon cable and like I said above you may have to and you may not have to make the CDrw the master, depends on the manufacturer of the cdrw.
Good Luck.

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by up482001 In reply to jumper settings 4 cd rom ...

At the back of your cd-rom/rw drive are spaces for you to select whether you want to set the drive as master or slave - you would normally set the cd-rom drive as master. The actual jumper is a tiny little thing (grey plastic with two pin holes - where it will connect). If, like me, you didn't get one with your new cd rw, phone your nearest pc retailer and ask (nicely) if they could post one out to you. good luck!

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by TheChas In reply to jumper settings 4 cd rom ...

The correct answer depends somewhat on how you plan to use your drive.

I finally added a seperate IDE controller card for my hard drives, and set up my system as follows;

Boot (C:) hard drive Master on primary interface on controller card.
Removeable HDD bay connected to secondary interface on controller card.

CD drive set as slave on primary IDE from motherboard

CD-RW drive set as Master on secondary IDE controller on motherboard.

If you plan to copy files from both the hard drive and CDs, this is the setup you need to avoid creating coasters.
As CD-RW write (burn) speeds rise, haveing a dedicated IDE channel is more and more critical.

Chas

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