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CD-rom problem
Stridar Feb-07-01 04:39 PM
I am having problems with my CD-rom. Just upgraded my mobo and cpu from a older Soyo mobo and Celeron 300a to a Intell D815EEA mobo and PIII 800EB cpu. That is all that I changed. For some reason my cd-rom drivers are not being found on the boot up. I have the cables in the right place along with it set to Master since it is alone on the 2nd IDE cable. I have reloaded the drivers from the floppy disk 3 or 4 times in DOS and from add new hardware. But it still doesn't find them. The mobo will find it but doesn't find the drivers. At a loss of what to try now.

1. RE: CD-rom problem
lbyard Feb-07-01 05:27 PM
In response to message 0
Check the CMOS Setup to be sure the secondary IDE is enabled. See if there are any exclamation marks in Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manger. If the CD-ROM drive LED does not light, try another power supply connector. Test the CD-ROM drive by jumpering it as a Slave and putting it on the same cable as the hard disk (depending on the make and model, you may have to jumper the hard disk as a Master with Slave present). Try another IDE cable. See http://duxcw.com/faq/cdrom/cdrom.htm and http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/cdrom/index.html. Motherboard IDE interfaces do go bad once in a while… Larry

2. RE: CD-rom problem
Stridar Feb-19-01 00:40 AM
In response to message 1
Thanks for the responce. It does seem that the IDE interface on the motherboard went bad. Only had 2 and the 2nd one didn't work, but CD-Rom works fine as the Slave to the hard drive on the same cable. Luckly it was a brand new Intel board board that I got pretty much for free since I only payed $200 for the board and PIII 800 chip

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