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By jhxxxfarm ·
New computer-athalon 1.4Ghz, 512 Mb RAM. 46 Gb WD HD, partitioned. Pacific Digital CDRW, Creative Labs 52x CD.Win 98 OS. Every time I start my machine or restart, the CD drives stop working. When I go into device manager, the secondary bus IDE controller has that yellow exclamation point, the CDRW has a red x on it, and the CDROM is GONE. I manually update the controller driver with the SAME DRIVER, and I have to REMOVE the CD controller, and reinstall the same driver again. If I don't remove the CD controller, but just update it, it restores the CDRW, but it doesn't recognize the CDROM as being on the machine. How do I get Windows Device Manager to save these settings so I don't have to keep reinstalling them? The CD controller is Sony Proprietary CD Controller, provided by Microsoft, the Secondary Bus IDE controller is provided by VIA technologies.
I'm also getting A LOT of fatal blue screens.

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by dmiles In reply to Device Manager

Boot your computer and when you see the startup screen,press the key to enter CMOS panel to BIOS
Check the configuration to make sure that the devices are listed
Check to see if the primary fifo and secondary fifo are enabled
Open Device Manager and go to the Resources tab and see if their are any IRQ conflicts
You may want to check the jumper configurations on the CD-RW and CD-ROM to see if the jumper configuration set to master on both devices which will cause this problem,if both are onthe same controller one has to be set as master and one as slave

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by jhxxxfarm In reply to Device Manager

I tried these before I posted. But thanks! I also tried reinstalling windows 98. Didn't work. I have been itching to upgrade to XP, and so, what the heck! It installed nicely, and fixed this problem. Everything is working just hunky dory. I even managed to get the drivers for all my other hardware (printers, scanner, digital camera and wireless keyboard and mouse) to work, when 98 kept giving me the BSOD.

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by Still_learning In reply to Device Manager

In addition to what Soulrider posted, you should put the cd drives on seperate channels. This is especially inportant if you plan on making CDRom copies. Good luck.

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by jhxxxfarm In reply to Device Manager

See last comments. Thanks for your try!

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