Solved: CD-ROM is not reconized by WIN98SE

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robert6060

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I have a computer that has Win 98SE on it. I have a Cyber 52X CD-
ROM drive and a HP CD Writer 9100 Series. I loaned this computer to my daughter and now neither drive is reconized when you start the computer. I have checked the power cables and replaced the cable from Secondary IDE port to the CD-Roms and it still does not see the drives? What else could be my problem? I noticed in the BIOS that on the Secondary IDE both Master and Slave that my choices are Auto, User and none. I used Auto. The Cyber 52X CD-Rom is set as master and the HP writer 9100 is set for slave.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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Sometimes if one of the drives goes neither one will show up in BIOS. Try to hook up just one at a time and see what happens. Don't forget to set the jumpers appropriately.
 

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norton850 said:
Sometimes if one of the drives goes neither one will show up in BIOS. Try to hook up just one at a time and see what happens. Don't forget to set the jumpers appropriately.
I did try both one at a time. Any other suggestions?
 

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No I do not think that BIOS can find it either. When I enter the Auto detect for hard drive it changes to none.
 

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I tried both drives in another computer and they work fine. I then took one of the drives and installed it as a slave on IDE-1. It recognized the CD-Rom and it worked fine.
I guess my question is could it be that the IDE-2 port is bad. I looked at it and can not see anything that seems to be wrong, such as bent pin.
Does anyone have any suggestions.
 
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