{RESOLVED}cd-rw install problems

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dupkbend

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I have a Gateway 650 mhz Pentium system. It originally came with a cd-rom and 3 1/2 floppy. For Xmas I received an internal cd-RW (RadioShack, cat. 25_3049, 20x10x40.) I followed the installation directions that came with the driver. When I boot the system however, Windows ME doesn't even recognize the old cd-rom let alone the new cd-RW. I am running a power cord, a audio connection, I am connecting the IDE cord on the second coupler that is already hooked to the cd-rom. The other end of the IDE cable is in the secondary slot of my mother board and the old cd-rom is coupled as master, the cd-RW is coupled as slave. I don't have any more extensive directions and do not know why the computer is recognizing neither. I could use some help. Either I am missing something or there is a better way of installing this. Thanks.

-Kirk
 
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Did you enter setup and enable the secondary ide channel you connected the new cdrw to, if not do so

Also if that doesn't work, reverse the roles, master to slave, slave to master

Also double check jumpers, only one can be master and one slave

Pin1 on the drive must go to the cable side with the red stripe on both the drives and motherboard
 

dupkbend

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Brian F - Switching he slave and master around from one to the other was exactly what I needed to do. Thanks for your help.
 
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