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Hey dsenette,

have a great weekend!

I own both Nero and Roxio, so I can choose. I had to buy them at some point for different reasons.

I did what you asked.
The CD is jumpered to deternine by cable select.
The DVD I'm not really sure. The closed pins are the ones in the middle.

In the meantime, I'll try the SW.
I'll be here!
Thanks!
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OK, a few hours have gone by and the drives are still there.

I already burned some CD's and I am even thinking on going back to Roxio.... I've been working many years with it.

I am also ready to close the pc and get back to work.
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congrats! and thanks for letting us know.

good luck
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are both drives on the same cable?
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The DVD I'm not really sure. The closed pins are the ones in the middle.

For DVD/CD roms, the Pin settings are as follows:

Left jumpers pinned = CABLE SELECT
Middle jumpers pinned = SLAVE
Right jumpers pinned = MASTER

So if you have the middle pins jumpered, your DVD is set to SLAVE.

Just an FYI in case you're interested.

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Edited by Fenor, 15 October 2005 - 08:55 AM.

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Thanks, Fenor!

So the DVD is jumpered as slave. It is connected alone, to the seconday IDE Cable.
The CD is connected to the same IDE Cable as the HD.
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i know you want to close this puppy up...but..would it be possible for you to try the cd rom...jumpered as it is..on the last connector on the second ide cable...and have the dvd on that middle connector...

now with the dvd...could you try it first as slave then try it as C/S...if you end up with a problem that is

(i know i seem like i'm being picky "it works the way that it is now...leave it alone. right?"....but....we're not sure why the drives were dissapearing to begin with...and i'm trying to make sure that we can isolate the gremlin away from your hard drive...that way you don't wake up with your hard drive missing due to some obscure conflict)
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And if you hought the nightmare was over..................... well it's not.

The PC has been going crazy. It is freezing up with an
KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR 0X0000007A
And I have to reboot at keast 3 times before I can do anything. The CD outer lights go crazy too, blinking randomly.

I will try dsenette's last post but I have to make sure I understand:
do I take the CD off the primary IDE Cable and perform all the changes on the secondary one????

---- and it's always better safe than without a HD!!
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toyma,

Put the CD-ROM jumper in the MASTER setting as I described above for your DVD-ROM drive and leave the DVD-ROM drive jumper as it is in the middle.

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ok, both on the second IDE Cable, right?
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Yup

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What's on the primary ide? just one hard drive?
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yes, until yesterday, when we put the CD there
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Always leave the hard drive on it's own ide channel and the cd/dvd rom drivers on the other one. It speeds up your computer when installing programs or writing files to cd's because the computer can use the full capacity of both ide channels and not have to cut the strength of one in half when both the hard drive and cd/dvd are on the same ide channel and being used at the same time.

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ok, I'll do as suggested and post back......... hopefully soon!
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