Cd Drive -- Incorrect Function Error

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Titanz

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On my computer I have two Cd drives one is a Cd-Rom (E;) the other a Cd-Rw Drive. Ever since I installed the Cd-Rw (D:) I have had problems with my Cd-rom.

Sometimes I will be able to put a Cd in the Cd-rom (E:) and go to My Computer and click on the drive and it will open and I will be able to read the contents. Except most of the time when I double click on the drive it says "E:\ is not accessible. Incorrect Function"

Even when I have no cd in either drive I can click on the (D:) drive my Cd-rw and it will just open the drive and show an empty folder since I have no cd in it, but if I try the same thing with my Cd-rom (E:) it give me the "Incorrect Function" Error.

This just gets a little annoying when I try to burn from one cd to another. Again it only gives me this error sometimes.

Any Help Is Greatly Appreciated.
 
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Hi

Make sure your jumper settings of both devices are set correctly. Are they sharing the same IDE wire?
 
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It can be from firmware incompatibilities. Try updating the CD-RW firmware (it's tricky), or try separating the drives (that they use different IDE cables)
The ideal setup is:
-Primary master: Primary hard drive
-Primary slave: DVD-ROM/CD-ROM
-Secondary master: CD-RW/DVD-RW
-Secondary slave: another hard disk?
 
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Originally posted by Spyd:

-Primary master: Primary hard drive
-Primary slave: DVD-ROM/CD-ROM
-Secondary master: CD-RW/DVD-RW
-Secondary slave: another hard disk?
hey spyd,
i dont agree with your idea of having a ROM sharing the same bandwidth channel(wire) as your hard drive. Pardon me for being rude. *ROMs are using ATA33, say your HDD is a ATA100 or perhaps ATA133. Since you are running both on the same wire, your harddisk will run at a bottleneck speed of ATA33 to compromise the CDROM. Theoretically, thats will be a loss in 100MBps. you surely dont want that happening?
 

Titanz

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Yes they both share the same IDE cable. Should I make each Drive have their own IDE Cable?

Whoops didn't mean to make those smileys in my post
 
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