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Adding a second CD rom

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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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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