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Installing a DVD-RW


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msiz

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hi
I have just purchased a DVD-RW and having never installed anything on my PC before am having problems installing it! It came with no guidelines or paperwork! In the shop I was advised to set the DVD-RW to the third setting on right (?slave I think) and to adjust my CD-RW to the middle setting (?master). All nice and easy I thought! Managed to do this and to connect the cables no problem. However, when I then put my PC back on I get message saying cant find master or slave! it then asks me to insert Boot disk - any ideas what I have done wrong?
Thanks
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Hi, welcome to this site
remember we are working blind so bare with us
to help others reply to your question
if you haven't mentioned it yet:
- what model of computer
- what os, XPpro or home
- how old is it

the jumpers are on the back on the drives
with most but not all drives sets it as follows
:::i = master
::i: = slave
:i:: = auto select

and
- above drive as master
- below drive as slave
and when no joy
- above as auto select
- below as auto select too

Edited by fleamailman, 29 October 2006 - 06:32 AM.

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seince this is your first time I'll ask this question.

after u changed the jumper (little black thing)
r the cd and the cdr/w on the same cable?
if not then u have created a conflict in the bios.
so disconect and reconnect them on the same cable.
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Hi - thanks for your responses

PC is about 3 years old. Running XP Pro. An AMD Processor with 752MB RAM

Sorry not sure what you mean about being on the same cable! Which cable? :whistling:

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the cd is conected with a gray cable and a conector with 4 wires that is the power supply

there should b 2 cables in you'r comp.
one with a hd and maybe the cd. (unless u have a hd that is sata?)

u should have one gray cable with the c and cdr\w on it.
the gray cable has a blue or red stripe on the side.
the side with the stripe is twards the power conector.

you'r hd should be on its own cable or with another hd.
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