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Sony crdw vs. Dell Optiplex

By M.conlon ·
I have a dell optiplex gx240 with a cd-rom, and I installed a cdrw. The cdrw is a sony, and for some reason, the two do not get along very well. When the cdrw is plugged in, Whether by itself, or as a master or a slave to the original cd-rom, NEITHER drive is recognized! I went to dell.com, and they had a new driver for the computer to support this particular cdrw, but when I install it and reboot, I get an alert saying that windows has detected a corrupt driver, and is deleting it. Any I-deers?

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by timwalsh In reply to Sony crdw vs. Dell Optipl ...

Try setting the drive jumpers for Cable Select. I had a similar problem with a Dell recently and that solved the problem. This doesn't appear to be consistant across all Dells.

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by M.conlon In reply to Sony crdw vs. Dell Optipl ...

I've tried ever sort of jumpper setting imaginable. Thanks though.

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by opatzg In reply to Sony crdw vs. Dell Optipl ...

make your cdrw the master on the secondary ide by itself and the other cd the slave to the hd. Also install them 1 at a time and get the cd rw working alone first. That should eliminate conflicts between the 2 and keep their drivers seperated.
Good luck

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