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pTerB

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I changed cases for my wife's PC. The hardware went back in the same place. I booted to CD just fine. In WinXP, the CD drive exists, but when I stick a CD in it, nothing happens. If I select the drive to explore it, I am told to put a CD in the drive.

There are no other drives on IDE2. It is set as Master. It's a CD Burner, but I can't install Nero until it can read a CD. It worked before I changed the case. I did remove a HDD from IDE1. It's an old P4 1.5 on Asus MB and 256MB RDRAM.

What should I do? Any ideas?
 
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Hi,

Make sure if it is set to Master on the jumper that it is on the end of the ribbon cable and not in the middle of the cable.
 

pTerB

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Well, the drive works fine in DOS, and even in Windows, so long as I boot into the WinXP CD (or any other Windows CD). So the cable and jumpers have to be right, don't they? Anyway, it is set to Master and I'm using the end of the cable. With Master set, it shouldn't matter which part of the cable is connected. Please, anyone have any ideas???? I thought you guys were good... this is a challenge...
 

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I can see the drive in Windows. It is visible. It tells me that the driver is installed and working. I have uninstalled and reinstalled countless times. The drive looks normal from within Windows Explorer or My Computer. When I put a CD in the drive, nothing happens. When I select the drive, it tells me to put a CD in it, even if there's already one there. Yet, when I boot it with a bootable CD in it, the CD boots up just fine. So, it doesn't appear to be a physical problem. I can verify that it is physically working. If I uninstall the driver, when I reboot, WinXP autodetects the new hardware and reinstalls the drivers. XP can see it, and so can I, but the CDs can't be read or explored.

The Microsoft link was about drives that can't be seen in Windows.

BTW, I thought the cable end was only affected if Cable Select was chosen, not Master or Slave. Maybe on some drives...?
 
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Hi,

Just wanted to clarify:
BTW, I thought the cable end was only affected if Cable Select was chosen, not Master or Slave. Maybe on some drives...?
This is not true. Regardless of Master or Slave, you must have the drive the correct place on the cable. If cable select, you can put the drives either and it will order them to be whereever you have them on the cable. Thought if you get another build you would need this information.
 
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