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changing cdrw drive to dvdrw


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hi guys,
listen i was just wondering if i could change my cdrw burner and replace it with a dvdrw burner. i have had a look and it looks like i could just pull out the cables from the cdrw and put them in the same spot in the dvdrw. of course i understand the puter will have to be off. but do you think i would have a problem with that.i remember doing it to upgrade my old cdrom to the cdrw. i am running win98, so what do ya think???? <_<
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I think you should be able to handle it with no problem! <_< Just pay attention to the orientation if the cables. There should be a wide flat ribbon cable, a multicolor power cable, and usually a small grey wire that connects to the sound output for audio CD playback. :D
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well your not going to believe this
i changed all the cables over to the dvdrw and when i start the puter it says theres a system boot failure or something similar but when i load the boot disk it says to load the win98cd which i cant do
so when i change the cables back to the cdrw the computer reconizes it and loads as usual.
do you think i need to install a driver or something first? im not to sure what im doing now please help me <_<
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or would it make a difference if i uninstall the cdrw
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doesnt matter i fixed it myself.i played around with some cables and now i think its a secondary drive or something, whatever, its working and thats what counts :D <_<
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