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Need CD-ROM drivers for 98SE


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Are you connecting the cd-rom to the cable correctly??

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My cables have notches and will only connect one way.
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Then I would suggest trying a different cable.. If it works in a different system, then either a) the cable is shot or b) the IDE connector is shot or c) the mobo is shot..

Did you think to check the connection at the mobo to make sure it was connected properly and tight??

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Have checked the cable on another computer-works fine. Have reconnected the HDD to the Secondary IDE slot and it worked fine so I assume the mobo is ok. Have tried connecting the cd drives to the Primary IDE slot and get same results. When I delete the cd-roms from the device manager and reboot the system it detects the drives as new hardware so the cables, mobo and connections must be fine. The problem has to be in the drivers or the BIOS. I did not have a chance to look at the BIOS last night as you advised so I need to do that before anything else at this point. The reason I did not get to the computer last night is my main computer went down after installing a Microsoft XP update and I could not get on the internet to read your instructions from home. See my new post in the XP OS section of the forum. That problem is more important to me than this one as I need that computer up and running ASAP.
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Tried installing the Delta CD-ROM again last night and the OS detects the device as a storage device and can't find drivers for it. Could something be set wrong in the BIOS? I have the CMOS in the BIOS set to Auto but only the HDD is listed after startup. Nothing is detected on the Secondary IDE Controller.
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Are you using the new color coded IDE cables or the good old standard grey and black flat things??

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