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By ranjit.a.philip ·
I have a workstation on which I installed Windows XP using the CD-ROM drive. After a sucessful installation, I connected another hard-drive (Western Digital) in slave mode. This hard drive (NTFS File system) already had data from it that I wanted tocopy to the master drive. On booting the machine up it picked up the new hard drive via Plug-n-Play but the OS does not see the CD-ROM drive anymore. I uninstalled the generic CD-ROM drive and inserted a Toshiba DVD-ROM drive which does not require any special drivers and should be automatically picked up by Windows XP. On boot up it still sees both the hard drives but does not see the CD-ROM drive (slave mode). WHat can I do?

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by dave.osborne In reply to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM problem...

Is it being seen in the BIOS? Are they jumpers on the CD/DVD drive set correctly? What happens when you remove the 2nd HD ... does windows then see the CD/DVD drive? Have you tried going into disk management and re-assigning the drive letters? If you take out the 2nd HD and windows does see the CD/DVD drive, then via disk management change the drive letter to E: (assuming the 1st HD is C: and you want the 2nd to be ), then shutdown, install 2nd HD, and reboot, everything should work fine then. You can get to disk management by right-clicking on the my computer icon, choosing manage, and then choosing disk management under storage.

Hope this helps.

-Dave

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by dave.osborne In reply to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM problem...

are THE jumpers ... sorry

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by ranjit.a.philip In reply to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM problem...

Jumper problems

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by opatzg In reply to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM problem...

ok, 2 hard disks one as master one as slave same ribbon? Then cd rom/dvdrom needs to be master on second ribbon cable. if cd/dvd is paired with a drive, drive should be master cd should be slave.
Sounds like jumper problems to me. On each cable make sure you have a master drive,and the other on the same cable then has to be a slave. good luck!

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by ranjit.a.philip In reply to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM problem...

Worked to a T

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by cglrcng In reply to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM problem...

Just to add 1 tidbit...The "Master(s)" should use the end connector's of the cable, the "Slave(s)" should be connected to the middle cable connector's.

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by mcarlsobay In reply to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM problem...

If the last three answers do not solve your issue try to connect the two drives (CDR and DVD) useing the jumpers with the setting of "cable select" (CS) on both of them.

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