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Can't install 2nd CD-rom

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I just purchased a Sony "Power-Burn" CD-RW external drive (model: CRX175A) and am having difficulty making in work. It connects to the USB. I followed the dirrections perfectly, which were extreamly simplified: put installation cd into current CD-ROM drive, Plug CD-RW drive into USB, and install burning software from the new intalled drive. It seemed to all go well, but when I try to access the new drive (E:), which has a cd symbol, it says that the drive is no accessable and that the drive is not ready. There doesnt seem to be a conflict in control panal>system. I even tried to fool with CMOS, with no sucess. Also, I should add, there is now an icon in the right-hand-corner tray, near the clock, which gives me the option to saftely remove storage device.

I would like to have both drives functional, but I am not sure what to do.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! :tazz:


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Edited by Keith, 01 October 2005 - 05:25 AM.

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The icon in system-tray for "safely remove storage device" is normal for any external storage device -- just a safeguard so you don't disconnect the device when Windows may still be reading or writing to it.
With external USB cd/dvd drives, you normally should install the driver first then restart and connect the external device. Windows should detect it and automatically find the driver from the hard disk where you installed it previously.

Edited by pip22, 02 October 2005 - 04:46 AM.

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Does the external CDRW drive have its own power supply/source?
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