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CD-RW not working

by Enkidu / November 5, 2004 10:33 AM PST

Hey, I'm new here and I need some help. My brothers old Dell didn't have a burner in it, so he bought one and had it installed, years later, I inherited the computer, tore it apart and used some components in my own system, the CD-rw being my main drive. Worked perfect, up until I installed a DVD player into the system, the DVD cd-rom works fine, however whenever I put a CD into the Sony CD-RW, my system freezes until I remove it, or crashes/loacks up altogether. I have two IDE cables in use. My system specs are

80 gig WD HD
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
MSI neo2 platinum Mobo
Sapphire Radeon 9800 pro
Sound blaster Audigy
Coolmax taurus 450 watt PSU

Any help would be appreciated, it'd be nice to be able to burn again. Any help is appreciated!

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Re: CD-RW not working
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2004 10:35 AM PST
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1. What IDE cable type for the CDRW and DVD?
2. What jumper settings for the CDRW and DVD?
3. Are the AMD Chipset drivers and BIOS current?


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Re: CD-RW not working
by Enkidu / November 5, 2004 10:41 AM PST
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I'm not quite sure what you mean by type...one IDE cable is the rounded one that came with the system, the other is one I removed from the dell system, regular flat IDE cable.

I'm afraid I don't know what the jumper setting are either...can you point me where to go to check?

All drivers are current, I updated the bios only a few weeks ago to the newest release.

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Jumpers are the likely issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2004 10:51 AM PST
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