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System crash when additional CD device added

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Barny, Jan 21, 2002.

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  1. Barny

    Barny Thread Starter

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    My machine is fitted with a Toshiba DVD ROM devise that's works fine.
    I want to fit a CD writer into the machine also. So far I have tried 3 different brands of CD writers and none will work together with the DVD ROM.
    Symptoms are always the machine 'freezes' if I put a disc in either drives (other than the software disc). The writer / reader were wired in all possible different ways - always the same fault. I know that the individual devices worked OK as they would always work in isolation of the other CD / DVD device. Device manager always recognised the peripherals and said they were working OK - Any clues as to what's happening please?:)
    SUCCESS - BUT I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY WHY!
    I FITTED THE BURNER AS A SLAVE TO THE BOOT DRIVE & FITTED THE dvd/CD READER AS MASTER ON THE SECONDARY CONNECTOR ON THE MOTHER BOARD. I STRIPPED ALL THE CD RECORDER SOFTWARE & RELOADED IT. NEXT I TOOK A TIP FROM THE MS WEB SITE (REF; WINDOWS 98 - DUAL CD DEVICES USE THE SAME ADDRESS - CHANGE CONFIG & AUTOEXEC FILE TO GIVE INDIVIDUAL ADDRESSES). FINALLY (& THIS IS WHAT STOPPED IT FALLING OVER EVERY TIME I PUT A CD IN EITHER DRAW) I UNCHECKED THE AUTO START FOR BOTH CD DEVICES IN DEVICE MANAGER THEN REBOOTED.
    THANKS TO ALL WHO GAVE ADVICE!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. slipe

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    If you bought a two connector cable and got an 80 wire ATA cable I have read that the master has to be on the end connector. I have no idea why this would be true but you might try it if you have ATA wire.

    Have you tried the DVD slave to the HD on the primary if it wasn’t that way in the first place? It won’t slow it down.

    There was a post with the same symptoms as yours on another board and the end result was that a replacement burner fixed it.
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    Try opening device manager and unchecking the auto insert notification.....then reboot.

    If that doesn't change anything, try changing the DMA....if it's checked, uncheck it and vice versa.
     
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