DVD-RW install issues

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by port565@hotpop.com, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. Guest

    I'm not sure if this message was posted once before. I apologize if it
    was.

    I purchased a Lite-On DVD-RW at Wal-Mart (not sure what model). I only
    have room for 2 CD/DVD drives and had a CD-RW and a CD-ROM drive
    installed. I removed the CD-ROM drive and installed the DVD-RW in its
    place, but it won't work. I then uninstalled the driver for the CD-ROM
    drive hoping Windows would install the new drivers, but it didn't. It
    only lists the CD-RW in the Device Manager.

    To make a long story short, I currently have the DVD-RW jumpered as the
    master and the CD-RW jumpered as the slave. The data transfer tape is
    labeled "Master" and "Slave", and is installed appropriately. However,
    it doesn't recognize the DVD-RW. It recognizes the CD-RW just fine.
    What should I do? Please help. TIA.

    WinME, 160GB HD installed into controller card, 256 & 128 MB RAM
    sticks, 64MB Video card.

    CD-RW & DVD-RW are on one data transfer tape (going to the
    motherboard), and the floppy drive and hard drive are on the other
    (going to the primary slot on the controller card).

    BTW, it hangs at the manufacturer's splash screen and the Windows
    splash screen for about 1.5 minutes each.
    , Dec 31, 2004
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  2. Conor Guest

    In article says...
    > I'm not sure if this message was posted once before. I apologize if it
    > was.
    >
    > I purchased a Lite-On DVD-RW at Wal-Mart (not sure what model). I only
    > have room for 2 CD/DVD drives and had a CD-RW and a CD-ROM drive
    > installed. I removed the CD-ROM drive and installed the DVD-RW in its
    > place, but it won't work. I then uninstalled the driver for the CD-ROM
    > drive hoping Windows would install the new drivers, but it didn't. It
    > only lists the CD-RW in the Device Manager.
    >
    > To make a long story short, I currently have the DVD-RW jumpered as the
    > master and the CD-RW jumpered as the slave. The data transfer tape is
    > labeled "Master" and "Slave", and is installed appropriately. However,
    > it doesn't recognize the DVD-RW. It recognizes the CD-RW just fine.
    > What should I do? Please help. TIA.
    >
    > WinME, 160GB HD installed into controller card, 256 & 128 MB RAM
    > sticks, 64MB Video card.
    >
    > CD-RW & DVD-RW are on one data transfer tape (going to the
    > motherboard), and the floppy drive and hard drive are on the other
    > (going to the primary slot on the controller card).
    >
    > BTW, it hangs at the manufacturer's splash screen and the Windows
    > splash screen for about 1.5 minutes each.
    >

    Sounds like you're using an 80 core IDE cable that supports cable select
    which is basically a wire cut on one of the pins. They're colour coded
    for a reason.

    I'll bet that you have the DVDRW plugged into the grey (slave) socket
    and the CDRW plugged into the black (master) socket.

    Either swap the sockets over or change the jumper settings on the drives
    to CS or swap which one is slave and master.


    --
    Conor

    An imperfect plan executed violently is far superior to a perfect plan.
    -- George Patton
    Conor, Jan 1, 2005
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  3. Guest

    The cable isn't color-coded there, but it is on the motherboard. I
    tried cable select with no noticable difference. I manually told the
    BIOS that there are two CD-ROM drives (the closest available option).

    The DVD-RW is jumpered as the Master, and the slot on the cable labeled
    "Master" is hooked up into it. The CD-RW is jumpered as the Slave and
    the slot on the cable labeled "Slave" is hooked up into it.

    The cable that was going into the hard drive is free, since the hard
    drive is directly connected to the controller card. I tried connecting
    that cable into the "IDE2" slot on the controller card with no
    noticable change. Now it's DVD -> CD -> MB. The MB connection looks
    different than the IDE2 slot, so I don't know if I can do DVD -> CD ->
    Controller card.
    , Jan 1, 2005
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  4. Guest

    Sorry for the confusion. I () am the
    original poster. I didn't intend to publicize my e-mail addy the first
    time..
    , Jan 1, 2005
    #4
  5. Barry OGrady Guest

    On 31 Dec 2004 22:16:31 -0800, "" <> wrote:

    >The cable isn't color-coded there, but it is on the motherboard. I
    >tried cable select with no noticable difference. I manually told the
    >BIOS that there are two CD-ROM drives (the closest available option).


    Might be colour-coded.

    >The DVD-RW is jumpered as the Master, and the slot on the cable labeled
    >"Master" is hooked up into it. The CD-RW is jumpered as the Slave and
    >the slot on the cable labeled "Slave" is hooked up into it.
    >
    >The cable that was going into the hard drive is free, since the hard
    >drive is directly connected to the controller card. I tried connecting
    >that cable into the "IDE2" slot on the controller card with no
    >noticable change. Now it's DVD -> CD -> MB. The MB connection looks
    >different than the IDE2 slot, so I don't know if I can do DVD -> CD ->
    >Controller card.


    What is the problem?


    -Barry
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    Barry OGrady, Jan 1, 2005
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