Running XP the CD writer worked well. I bought a Samsung DVD writer and installed it, setting master/slave links as per instructions. They both appeared in the device manager, but with yellow triangles. They didn't appear in My Computer. When I look at their properties, it tells me that there has been a problem loading the drivers (code 39) and they may be corrupted or missing. I have tried unistalling and re-installing and I get the same indications. I have changed the shared IDE cable. I tried checking/looking for the correct drivers, and re-installing them from the manufacturers' sites, but without success. Can anyone suggest anything? Many thanks.
Thanks for your help, Strawballs,namtaf & diversion. I had set them to master & slave but with no result. I then tried both on cable select and the PC stopped before windows was loaded. I decided to try and get back to the point where the DCRW was working (with DVD completely removed) and work from there. I put CDRW on master and re-installed it. I changed the IDE cable again. Same as before- I've got it enabled but it says the CDRW is not working properly. Again it mentions the failure to properly load the driver. So with only the CD connected, even that doesn't work! I'd appreciate any other suggestions. Thanks ;-)