Problem installing a DVD drive

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by John, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Existing CD-RW drive is connected as master, installed new DVD reader
    installed as slave.

    Bios see's both drives as CD-ROM drives. I can change the settings to
    show the DVD in bios, but after saving the new settings and exit, the
    settings reset to show two CD-ROM drives.

    If I set the new drive to auto in the settings I can use the DVD
    player as a DVD player but the boot up process takes twice as long. If
    I leave the setting to two CD-ROM drives I can use the DVD drive as a
    CD-ROM drive but can't use the DVD drive to play DVD's.

    Any idea how I can get the Bios setting to retain showing the DVD
    drive?
     
    John, Apr 25, 2005
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  2. John

    Plato Guest

    John wrote:
    >
    > Existing CD-RW drive is connected as master, installed new DVD reader
    > installed as slave.
    >
    > Bios see's both drives as CD-ROM drives. I can change the settings to
    > show the DVD in bios, but after saving the new settings and exit, the
    > settings reset to show two CD-ROM drives.
    >
    > If I set the new drive to auto in the settings I can use the DVD
    > player as a DVD player but the boot up process takes twice as long. If
    > I leave the setting to two CD-ROM drives I can use the DVD drive as a
    > CD-ROM drive but can't use the DVD drive to play DVD's.
    >
    > Any idea how I can get the Bios setting to retain showing the DVD
    > drive?


    Might try not putting them both on the same channel. Or putting the
    newer drive as master.




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    Plato, Apr 25, 2005
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