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Why wont my PC accept a new hardware?

By teggi ·
I have a Compaq Pressario 5676 With following hardware installed: HD, CD/DVD-player, Zip-drive and floppy (A:\). I've tried to install a new hardware (CD-creator), but my computer wont find it. I've tried to "install a new hardware", switch the plugd behind from "slave","cable select","master" (when wired with CD-player), and all the combinations that you can think of. Also tried to wire it alone to the card. I've tried Compaq support, but they don't even know what BIOS are.... Is there anybodyout there that can help me to get my new hardware to work? It's a HP-CD-recorder.

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by darkelord In reply to Why wont my PC accept a n ...

Are you trying to install this on the Primary or Secondary? And have you got the controller disabled?

If in doubt, what I would do is try and install the DOS drivers. If a NATIVE DOS environment ( meaning press Shift F5 when you see "Starting Windows 9x" ) and manually install the drivers ( or look on the CD/Floppy that came with the hardware for a DOS install program ) for the CDRW. If DOS finds it, you know that the hardware is hooked in correctly and that it IS existant..

Did you look at HPs site? And The Microsoft Website? There may be additional answers there.

also, try using the install CD that comes with the hardware. Some hardware is better detected through it's own 'Setup' software ( ATI and Creative are two who jump to mind ) which helps mis-identifacation. Give that a try, see if that helps.

Otherwise, I'm sorry I couldn't help more.

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by fred_e944 In reply to Why wont my PC accept a n ...

If on the same cable as CD-ROM set switch to "slave" or "master", whichever the CD-ROM isn't set to.
Use F1 or Del to enter BIOS setup at boot. Check that drive types for Primary & Secondary slaves & masters are set to "AutoDetect".
Doesthe name of the HP drive now come up during boot when the HD and CD do? If not, there is a hardware or cable problem with the drive, or the BIOS setings still aren't correct.
Windows should detect the hardware, but you can run Add New Hardwarefrom Control Panel and then manually select the device and source ("Have Disk") from the CD-ROM that came with the HP CD-R.

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by spiceman In reply to Why wont my PC accept a n ...

My assumptions:
You have IDE CD-creator and two IDE cables capable of attaching 4 IDE devices. Also Windows 95 or 98 i.e. plug and play operating systems.

If your DVD is attached as a slave. Make it a primary on the second IDE cable - need to change the switches on the DVD. Reboot your computer and ensure that both your HD and DVD work. Then make the HP CD-creator a slave of the HD. Reboot your system and install the software that came with the CD-creator. This should work.

If this does not work go to www.hp.com and find your CD-creator and download the latest drivers for it - as sometimes the ones in the original CD have bugs in them and the fixes are at the HP site. Also there maybe known problems with this Hardware. Re-install the new software and see if that works.

If this fails I would return the CD-player if possible. If not than you will need to call HP customer service. If this fails - try the CD-creator on another computer!

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by jun1cez1 In reply to Why wont my PC accept a n ...

This is a fairly common problem with systems thats loaded with such peripherals like these specially if you have an older CD/DVD which has no solution at all. But for the system to see the HP CD-R, you need to install the adapter first, get it from HP.com and go to their Tech Support, explain your problem, and they will lead you to a 5 step process to tweak the registry and make it work (as what they have me do on mine barely 4 months ago), and make sure your drive configurations are right.

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by azizhakim In reply to Why wont my PC accept a n ...

i just installed the same hardware as you plus a zip drive simultaneously.Order of my
installation is 1)hdd-pr-master,cd/dvd-pr-slave 2)cd-writer-2ndary-master,zip-2ndary slave(read somewhere it is advisable to make the cd/writer a pr or 2ndary MASTER.Restarted
pc,went into bios to be certain ide slots are
enabled.In my case i configured all for AUTO
detect.saved those changes & exit.if you did
not see it during post,try my computer.your
4 drives plus floppy should be visible,then installsoftware.be attentive mainly to your
MASTER & SLAVE.---GOOD LUCK, HOPE I HELPED

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