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Adding CD-R/RW to Compaq...

By cyberghost_1 ·
I am Installing a Benq 54x32x54 CD-R/RW on a black Compaq Desktop PC. WinXP PRO, Intel Celeron 1.7GHz 128MB DDR, 40.0GB HDD. The Power Supply is 200w to 240w. The PC has a CD-ROM, Floppy and HDD connected to the PSU. When I connect the burner to the PSU and IDE, either as a slave or a master, the PC won't function. XP starts to load, then I get a BLUE screen the tells me that Windows has shut down due to an error. What I notice is that the normal WHINE that the CPU Fan and HDD make, slows down. I figure there isn't enough power to run all drives.
In BIOS there is NO option for me to add the CD-R/RW Drive or administer any fuctions. I can't find the CMOS Jumper either. I get the same result if I connect just the CD-R/RW and not the CD-ROM Drive. The PC will only start up if I have the normal Setup...CD-ROM, HDD and floppy.
What is the deal? Am I correct in suggesting a Power Supply of 350w to 450w?
When this occurs, the Keyboard also stops working...I am at a loss for words...

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by RCOM In reply to Adding CD-R/RW to Compaq. ...

Did you try using cable select jumper setting for the CDRW.

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by Poettone In reply to Adding CD-R/RW to Compaq. ...

I am in agreement with the others, with only 1Hdd, 2 cd's drives you would have ample power from your ps.. I have some systems running muliple drives, fans etc on 250W ps..

I think that it may be a firmware issue with the drive itself..

Check the Benq website for update firmware.. Although in you case you will have to update it on another machine, which brings up a good point, have you tried to install it in another system?

Also what are the stop errors and message you getting on the blue screen, if any?

good luck..

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