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Changing from floppy to cd rom

By JCrump71 ·
I want to know if you can help me figure out how to change an old floppy disc computer to a cd rom drive. I have tried everything that I can think of and nothing is working. Let me know please.


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by hinrgman In reply to Changing from floppy to c ...

How old is the machine? What processor does it have?? What is your OS?? You should be able to install a controller for the cd rom and it should work. If you want to boot from the cd that might be more difficult if the old machines bios is not capable of bootoin from another device besides your "A" floppy or "C" drive.

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by Pinoy_Teknik In reply to Changing from floppy to c ...

Floppy disk drive and Cd-Rom drive have a different interface to the motherboard. In floppy drive it uses floppy cable to connect to motherboard and for Cdrom drive it used IDE cable (40 pins), which is also used by the Hard Drive.

The answer is you cannot change it co'z it have different interface. The things you should do is Add a CDrom drive. In most motherboard there is usually max. of 4 IDE drive (means all the drive that have IDE interface) and to make it greater than 4 drive there is available card to the market for that.

So if you have 1 hard drive there, then your os are install, it should be configured as a Master. and you're Cd rom will be Slave if the two drives are connected in to one IDE cable. If you want to make the CD Rom connect with own cable, you can connect this in secondary IDE.

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