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Strange IDE problem

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  1. digger747

    digger747 Thread Starter

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    Built a computer for a friend about 8 months ago,used an Abit NF7 -S2 Motherboard.At the time he just wanted 1 optical drive.I installed a NEC 3520 burner.now he wants a second optical drive. I had a used dvd rom and installed it on IDE 2 as master,crashed computer,wouldnt boot and the wireless keyboard and mouse wouldnt work.Took it back out and installed another Nec burner like the one I had In it and it worked fine.Figured must of been problem with used dvd rom.Didnt think needed 2 burners so I order a BENQ dvd rom and install it as master on second IDE channel and same thing,wont boot,keyboard and mouse quit working.Have sata hard drive installed.Whats going on? should i try and update chipset drivers? Hate to flash bios in case something goes wrong.Maybe try them both on same channel as master-slave or maybe try cable select.If I cant get BENQ dvd rom to work I might just install another NEC burner since that combination seems to work.Seems strange to me,any Ideas?
     
  2. Blfalcon

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    Try cable select on both if not try it on the slave other on master
     
  3. Blfalcon

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    Puting both optical drives on secondary ide worked once too
     
  4. digger747

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    Just installed another Nec burner as second optical as master on IDE 2 and works fine.dont know why any other brand wont work but tired of it and think i will call it good.Dont make sense.Guess he will have 2 Nec burners.
     
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