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By ap_yg ·
I am trying to install a cdrw on the same cable with the cdrom. Currently on the cable that I am trying to install it I have cdrom and it is the master so the cdrw is the slave. But the computer is not recognizing the cdrw and now it is not even recognizign the cdrom either. The device manager says that the cdrom is installed but when you open the icon of my computer the cdrom icon will not show. Thank you for the help.

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by TheChas In reply to CDRW/CDROM

This should work as you set it up.

Try these hints.

Replace the cable. Sometimes a cable can be bad.

Go into BIOS settings, and assure that both the master and slave on the IDE channel are set to either auto-detect, or CD-ROM.

Check autoexec.bat and config.sys for DOS mode drivers for the CD-ROM drive.
If they are there, rem them out to test if they are interfeering with the new RW drive.

Note: if the RW drive is higher than a 10X, and you desire to copy CDs, you should have your hard drive and CD drive on 1 channel, and the RW drive on the other.

Chas

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by ap_yg In reply to CDRW/CDROM

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by William Jay In reply to CDRW/CDROM

Check the jumper settings on the drives, one master, (CDRW), one slave (CDrom), OR both set to "CS", (cable select).

At startup, get into BIOS setup, in the basic options screen, set all four drives to AutoDetect. Watch at next boot to see that they are all recognized properly. Do not start into DOS or Windows until this part is 100% successful, as the hardware must be installed before software can use it with any reliability at all..

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by ap_yg In reply to CDRW/CDROM

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by Pinoy_Teknik In reply to CDRW/CDROM

When installing a new device you should know some parameters to be needed to make sure the device works properly.

HERE ARE THE STEP:
Is the jumper setting is properly set, check it out...to make is sure.

Check also the cable for some glitch...

Go to the bios...
Set Auto to your
Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, and Secondary Slave..

SYRUPHIN?

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by ap_yg In reply to CDRW/CDROM

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by dave22 In reply to CDRW/CDROM

check both drives and ensure the the master/slave/cable select jumpers are set correctly. Personally I don't like cable select and I always run the CDRW on master and the plain CDrom as slave.

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by cbach1997 In reply to CDRW/CDROM

Once in a while you'll get a computer that actually seems to care which physical interface on the cable you connect to which drive (the end of the cable furthest from the motherboard should go to the master, while the middle one should go to the slave). You may also have an outdated BIOS that needs to be updated, if for some reason it doesn't handshake well with these new drives - CDROMs these days support UDMA transfers, but are supposed to be backwards compatible.

Good luck,
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