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Doomed_to_a_pathetic_computer

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I'm trying to hook up a DVD Writer to my computer, but it doesn't seem to work. The burner is a Samsung SH-W08A. The problem is that BIOS detects is, but as "_NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A" and in the manual is shows up as something else. It shows up on "My Computer" but it doesn't read any CD's, it always says "E:\ is not accesable."

My theories on what is wrong:
-My CD burner and DVD burner are on the same IDE cable and that is causing a problem.
-Windows 98 doesn't support DVD+RW's.
-The burner is broken, which I doubt because it worked in the computer I pulled it out of.
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Hi Doomed_to_a_pathetic_computer!

It is very possible that you do have both drives jumpered the same, and that would be causing your problems. Make sure that the Jumper for the new Samsung DVD R/W is set as MASTER and the CD R/W drive is set as SLAVE. Never, ever, use CABLE SELECT as a jumper setting in that it causes more problems then it solves.

It will say right on the drive how to set for MASTER, SLAVE or CABLE SELECT. The standard for CD/DVD drives, cover the left most vertical pins with the jumper sets it as CABLE SELECT, covering the middle vertical pins is SLAVE and the right vertical pins is MASTER.

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The DVD+RW is jumpered as slave and the CD+RW is jumpered as master, but there is no difference and I tried switching them around already. My Dad suggested that I check the site for proper drivers, but I don't think that could be the problem because it registered the DVD+RW as that under BIOS.
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Hmm... I have no idea WHAT I did, but now it works... BUT MY COMPUTER DOESN'T HAVE THE SOFTWARE TO SUPPORT DVD'S!!! T_T
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