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Can't get cd-r to work!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bladefate, Jan 8, 2003.

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  1. bladefate

    bladefate Thread Starter

    Jan 8, 2003
    hey guys I was hoping you could help me. I just got a new cd-r drive for my piece of poo poo e-machine. I can't get the computer to recognize the new drive. I tried plug and play and it did not work at all. I have the power supply as well as the ide cable hooked up. The drive light will come on when I boot up, but it never recognizes it. I have installed the software from the manufacturer. It is an exact cd rewriter with 48x16x48 speed. I tried burning a cd, but the only drive that was active the whole time was my normal cd drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.:D
  2. Rache

    Rache Banned

    Sep 30, 2002
    Hi and welcome.
    How did you hook it up, as slave or master?
  3. n2gun


    Mar 3, 2000
    Welcome to tsg

    First did you go into the bios and set it to auto detect the drive?

    Assuning you put it on the same cable as you cd rom did you set it to slave?

    Is it showing up on the first screen during bootup? You can hit pause to check if you have to, then enter to continue.
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    If this were my machine, I'd remove the original CD, jumper the CD-RW drive master/slave the same and install it in place of the original CD. There is little reason to have two drives in the machine, and the CD-RW will do anything the CD will do. This also removes the possibility of device conflicts, it's a 1:1 swap.
  5. brbpab94


    Nov 25, 2002
    from the mother board the ribbon conected to the opposit end will be the master make sure the jumper in the back of that cd is set to master.The connecter in the center of the ribbon is the slave connection make sure the jumper in the back of that cd is set to slave.also make sure you connect the power to the new drives I asume the old drive is already connected
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