fitting new dvd rewriter..

  trevpow 11:17 30 Sep 2006

i have just replaced my dvd-rom with a new dvd-rewriter..i have still my cd-rewriter in place and now think i need to keep my old dvd-rom, but when i try to connect back my dvd-rom it all goes wrong..wont boot up any help would be good running win xp pro..thank you..

  ArrGee 11:20 30 Sep 2006

There may be a driver conflict. Do you have the latest drivers for each device?

  trevpow 11:22 30 Sep 2006

yes as far as i know

  €dstowe 11:40 30 Sep 2006

Check that the jumpers are set correctly for the new setup.

Also, installing an optical drive on the same IDE cable as a hard drive might not be the best idea. If you are doing that, the optical drive should be a slave to the hard drive.

On the other IDE cable with two optical drives it is better to have the DVD burner as Master on the end connector of the cable and the other device as Slave on the other connector.

  Stuartli 12:22 30 Sep 2006

Optical drives all use the same basic Windows CDR)M driver.

You should have the rewriter as Master and another drive as Slave.

Your best bet is to keep the DVD-ROM and new rewriter on the Secondary IDE cable - use the DVD-ROM for software installation, watching DVDs or listening to audio CDs. The CD-RW rewriter can be kept as a spare in case the DVD version ever gives problems.

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