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Ram085

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I have just put together my first diy pc. Everything was going fine, I was using a cd-rom drive ok. I puller the cd-rom and and installed a cd-rw and a dvd that I had removed from my old Dell.
Windows will not recogonize either drive. If I boot with the startup floppy, I can get to both drives and can display a directory for each. I have two hard drives on the primary IDE channel, the dvd is master on the secondary channel and the cd-rom is slave. That is the way that they were configured on the dell. Hope that someone can bail me out. Thanks for reading my post.
 

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If you'd post the O/S you're using, and what indications you see in Device Manager, we might be able to help. There are some registry entries that get corrupted associated with Code 19 or 31 errors on CD drives, for instance.
 
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Welcome to TSG

Watch the first screen when booting. You should be able to see the drives listed if configured properly. If not check out the things below.

Double check your bios and make sure the secondary ide channel is set to Auto Detect. Also recheck your cable to make sure it is pin #1 to Pin #1. Pin #1 on your drives is closest to the power connection. Check your manual for the motherboard to nake sure there.
 

Ram085

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Jerry, Thanks for your reply. I was able to get to both the cd and the dvd thru dos and bios had them ok. I ran setup and reloaded win98 and that fixed the problem. Thanks again.
 
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Most Burners require that they be setup as the Master on the Secondary IDE cable for them to work!

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Ram085

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Richard, thanks for the reply. My dvd is master and cd is slave. This is the way dell set it up. Anyway, reloading win98 fixed the problem.
 
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