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By mckay_w ·
Can someone please provide me with the simple steps involved with installing a CD-ROM?

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Installation of CD-ROM

Assuming you mean for Windows and an IDE CD-Rom...

1) Disconnect the power cable, open your PC case and clear bay space.

2) Slide the CD-Rom into place and connect the power cable and (preferably) the secondary IDE cable. Be very careful to align them correctly.
If you install it on the same IDE interface as another device, make sure you select one as master and one as slave with the jumpers.

3) Fasten the CD-Rom into place if necessary (depends on your case).

4) Restart your system. If the lights come on on the CD-Rom, that's a good start. Hit the open/close button to verify its operation. Windows should automatically recognize it.

5) To utilize the CD-Rom outside of windows (or when first setting up a PC, etc) you will need to use the appropriate drivers/software for it. The vast majority of IDE CD-Roms will work with generic drivers. You can find these many places (take a look at www.driverguide.com or www.bootdisk.com). Later Windows boot disks already have generic drivers on them.

Hope this helps. If you need more specifics or have a question this doesn't answer, let me know. I'll be glad to help further.

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by mckay_w In reply to Installation of CD-ROM

All i needed. Thanks.
20 points for your tally. :)

mckay_w@hotmail.com

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by opatzg In reply to Installation of CD-ROM

Alpha male has most the steps above. Don't forget to connect the power cable as well. That should be a 4 wire plug coming from the power supply in the back of the machine. There should also be a cable with the cdrom for your sound card or if you have sound on your motherboard a connection on your motherboard matching the cable. You'll want to connect this if you wish to play music cd's in your pc, otherwise if your cdrom comes with the headphone jack in the front you could always connect your speakers there(if you didn't have a sound card).

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