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CD-ROM installation problem
tncharger Nov-04-00 11:12 PM
I am using a controller card on my computer to control my hard drive and my CD-ROM drive. They both run off the same cable with the hard drive connected at the end of the cable and the CD-ROM connected at the middle connector. This was working fine until my CD-ROM drive decided to start having some internal problems (not reading discs, making clicking sounds, etc.). I bought a used (in excellent condition and working) replacement drive and assumed it would be a simple changing out of the drives. Not so. After removong the old drive and connecting the new one, I turned on the power and it would detect the new CD-ROM drive but would not detect my hard drive anymore. It also gave me a "Insert bootable media in the appropriate drive" message. I turned the power off, checked the cable connections and tried again. No change. I then switched the cable connections to see if that was the problem only to get the same result. I removed the new CD-ROM, reinstalled the old one with the original setup and here we are. The cable is good and both drives are good. I'm open to any and all suggestions. Thanks for any help you can offer.

1. RE: CD-ROM installation problem
lbyard Nov-06-00 06:33 PM
In response to message 0
See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/cdrom/index.html. Check your jumper settings. If you have a second IDE interface, buy a second cable and put the CD-ROM on it. CD-ROM drives can slow-down hard disks. Was the used CD-ROM drive actually tested on another computer? Have you removed the old CD-ROM real mode (DOS) driver and installed the new one (if required)? Larry

2. RE: CD-ROM installation problem
tncharger Nov-11-00 07:13 PM
In response to message 1
I changed the jumper settings and now it is working fine. Sometimes it is the simple things that we overloook that make all the difference. Thanks for your help!

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