A Win98se pc fails to recognise/see a cdrom. It gets detected in POST at startup as primary slave or secondary master when connected as such, but it is not registered/listed in Win98se. There is its icon on the desktop, but when clicked the pc says ' Drive not available'. In BIOS all the drive settings are 'AUTO'. In 'My Computer' the cdrom icon is absent. In Device Manager however, even though the cdrom is not listed, there are exclamation marks on 'Primary IDE controller (single fifo)' and 'Secondary IDE controller(single fifo) listings. How do I handle this? Thanks in anticipation.
also sounds like the mb drivers are missing, ie. north & south bridge controllers eg, 4 in 1 for via. how did the cdrom icon get on the desktop, only way for that to happen is create shortcut from within my computer. delete it and put fresh one up
Thanks MjM Hellfire. Yes the jumper settings are correct. I have configured it for primary slave using appropriate jumper at the back and plugged into it the second ribbon cable connector with no success. I changed into secondary master by changing the jumper at the back appropriatetly and plugging into it the first connectoer on the ribbon in the secondary IDE onboard: still no success.
Thanks to you too, polar_king. Unfortunately you are not clear enough. I would appreciate it if you could be more elaborate and more explicit. I look forward to hearing from you.