Installing DVD-RW Drive

  Dirk Diggler 20:04 26 Nov 2004
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Okay heres the deal, I have a new Dual Layer OEM DVD-RW Drive that I am about to install, something I have never done before!

Just a question, apart from slotting the drive into the bay and connecting the IDE cable, is there anything else I need to be looking out for befor I start?

TIA

  mattyc_92 20:11 26 Nov 2004

Make sure that you "ground" yourself because of the static build-up. The static may not be strong enough for you to jump up or even feel some-times, but is strong enough to damage your computer's components!!!!!

  BigMoFoT 20:17 26 Nov 2004

These are the only other things that you need to look at, i.e. is the drive to be a slave or a master on the primary or secondary IDE chain...

The jumper settings should be explained on the drive..

I would go for the drive as a primary master on the second IDE chain

  chugby 20:30 26 Nov 2004

try this site for tutorial click here

  Technotiger 20:30 26 Nov 2004

Hi, also if you are using XP make sure the drive and software are compatable with XP - not all drives are!!

  Dirk Diggler 23:39 26 Nov 2004

Many thanks all - we are now up and running!

  JIM 01:40 27 Nov 2004

glad to see you cracked it and all is well.

(in a nice way of course)

New system rebuild next :o) no problem!

  carper 16:13 27 Nov 2004

Good link chugby. Just what I was looking for as well

  charlie32 16:54 27 Nov 2004

i just brought this dvd rewriter without the software and the drivers or the decoders the question is can i download any software and decoders for it and do i need to get drivers as well

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