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    Adding a second CD rom

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    by wew926 ·

    I have a windows98 SE based system. I am adding a read/write CD to a system that already has a CD rom. I want to keep both but when I add the new CD the bios reckonizes it but windows does not. What is the problem and have do I fix it so both can be used.

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    • #3616820

      Adding a second CD rom

      by dmiles ·

      In reply to Adding a second CD rom

      Depending on how you have this setup
      Connect the cdrom as slave to the hard drive on the promary IDE controller
      Connect the CD R/W to the secondary IDE controller as the master or slave if you have two hard drives in the machine
      Open the CMOS control panel to the BIOS,on the configuration panel,check to see if drives are selected as auto and cd-rom and cd r/w is listed.
      You can check the Device Manager to make sure that you have both the secondary IDE controller installed.

      • #3565120

        Adding a second CD rom

        by wew926 ·

        In reply to Adding a second CD rom

        this solution was the only one that solved the problem exactly right.

        thank you

        wew926

    • #3619006

      Adding a second CD rom

      by xjpaulb ·

      In reply to Adding a second CD rom

      if u think that the cmos recognises the CD’s as primary and secondary drives then the problems lies on your windows system, your IDE controllers drivers in your windows system are not configured properly or there is a conflict in your system resources between ur HDD controllers and other devices. Goto controlpanel/system -> DeviceManager -> harddiskController, check that there is no conflict or exclamation on your harddisk devices otherwise try to to install the driver for it, usuallyshipped when u by ur mtherbrd there is CD disk with it a full of Mtherbrd drivers.

    • #3618889

      Adding a second CD rom

      by csmith ·

      In reply to Adding a second CD rom

      In contradiction to Ans. # 1 , I have run into installations where The CDR had to be the Master on IDE channel 2 , with the CDROM as the slave on IDE channel 2, and then it would work without problems.
      Remove the CDR in Windows Device Manager (if there), shut down, try the above setup, and reboot. Windows may recognize the CDR and give you the device found, installing drivers, message.
      If not, reinstall the drivers. (Rerun the CDR setup.)
      Regards, Chris

    • #3565119

      Adding a second CD rom

      by wew926 ·

      In reply to Adding a second CD rom

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