i have just upgraded my cpu and motherboard to a amd 2600+ xp and a elite l7vmm2 when i have both of my cdrom drives connected at the same time when i try to restart windows it shuts down and will not run the post. when only one is connected it will restart both of the cdrom work seperatly and the jumper are set to master and slave i have replaced the ide cables would flashing the bios help?
Mismatch. You need to have one cd-rom as slave to your hard drive, and the other by itself on the 2nd cable. What you have at the moment is 2 cd-rom drives checking for a disk (which is not there) and using up all your system resources, therefore freezing your system and causing it to shutdown....T
I have built my own systems for 10 years and have always had the cd-rom drive as slave to the HDD, wether I have one or two HDD. The only time I have ever had two cd-rom drives on the same cable was when I got a pc shop to do my upgrade, cos I was on hols) and it knackered my system up too....T