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Hey everyone. I am having a problem with my cd-rom drives. I have a regular cd-rom and a cd-writer. So let me begin. I have bought a new harddrive, right after i installed it as a master drive and installed Windows XP Professional one it. Then I COMPLETELY formated my old harddrive. When i finaly restarted my computer and tried to install a some software the cd would not load, i went to "My Computer" and even tried loading the cd from there, didnt work. Same thing with my cd-writer. I have tried tons of cds but its not the cds, its the cd-roms. Its kinda weird, the light on my cd-rom lightens but the cd-rom never goes up to the FAST spining part where the cd loads. Pleae help me. And just for the record, my harddrive and cd-rom letters go in this order: [C]-master ,[F]-secondary,[G]-system save(part of my second harddrive), [D]-cd-rom, [E]-cd-writer. So its C,F,G,D,E.

Thanks alot to anyone who solves this problem!0
 
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Does the bios recognize the CD drives as being in there?

If you are using two hard drives and two cd drives you should check the jumpers on all of the drives to make sure they are correct...;)
 

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Uh. Yeah the BIOS does see them. And i tried tons of different combinations with IDEs and stuff, still dont work. Everything seems alright but the cd just wont load.
 
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Try this
Primary Master New Drive
Primary Slave CD-Rom

Secondary Master Burner
Secondary Slave Old Drive

And double check to make sure the jumpers are set right on all of the drives, No room for guessing here...;)
 

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some cd writers are pretty touchy and like to be alone.....try the writer on its own as master on the secondary IDE......if the jumpers are correct + firmware it should work otherwise there's gotta be something wrong with it........
 
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