CD drive not recognised by startup disk or Win98

  Catastrophe 11:59 05 Nov 2006
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I am doing up an old PC to give away. I have Win98SE which I have reloaded onto a formatted HDD. On boot, where the CD drive is recognised, it is then missing in Windows. I have tried 2 drives with three different cables, all correctly jumpered, but the drives are still invisible.

When trying to load new hardware the d: is sometimes visible for loading software on Browse but disappears immediately clicking the d: drive, never to reappear.

A second HDD is recognised and functions perfectly from Windows icon. There just is no icon for CD.

Also when using Startup disk the option to start with CD support does not function. Drive cannot be found.

Any ideas please?

I must add, though it has never made any difference in the past that the MB connector is broken and the IDE is on a PCI card.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:27 05 Nov 2006

Load the drivers for the PCI ide controller card.

  Catastrophe 08:53 06 Nov 2006

"On boot, where the CD drive is recognised, it is then missing in Windows."
"Also when using Startup disk the option to start with CD support does not function. Drive cannot be found."

Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/But how do I do that?

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