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CD-ROM Drive Conflict

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Flyboy, Jan 16, 2003.

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  1. Flyboy

    Flyboy Thread Starter

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    Has anyone had trouble with having a rewriter and a reader on one IDE channel?
    I have a Liteon rewriter and a very old Creative 24X reader together and I find I get strange problems. These include Windows failing to startup, or shut down, and sometimes the drive 'disappears' too. The only solution seems to be to disconnect the reader. At least I think this is the problem, as since I disconnected the drive things have worked fine (so far). I have changed everything else in this PC trying to solve these intermittent problems!

    Is there a driver or patch I should be using to make these drives work together?

    Any ideas?

    Thanx
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Since there is almost no utility to having the old drive installed, why not just put it in the closet? The CD-RW drive will do everything the old one did, and more.
     
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