Hi There If everything was working before you installed the second drive the only things I can think that it might be is you have pluged the connectors into the wrong drives the one on the end of the cable should go to the master and the middle conector is the slave (normally). If that does not work I would try installing the new drive on its own and see if that works, the drive will act as a cd rom so you can install your software or dirvers. also try a different cable if you have one. On some older cables I have they do not have a locator on the plug so you can plug them in the wrong way round I would also check for that and recheck the jumper settings on the drives some of the diagrams can be easily misunderstood depending on which way round you are holding the drive. Hope this helps.
Hi, I own a HP Pav. 900. I wanted to replace the CD/DVD drive, so I went and bought a CD-RW. I switched it out (An extremely hard process), ensuring both the Molex Connector and IDE cable were in securely. The CD-RW is the master, and the CD-ROM is the slave. Do I need to connect any other cables? Does it require drivers? Well, I boot up the PC and the computer only sees the new CD-RW, not the old CD-ROM. I checked in My Computer, Device Manager, and the BIOS. It can only see the CD-RW. I know the CD-ROM drive has power, becuase I can eject the drive... Thats my first problem. The second is the CD-RW drive. Whenever I try to explore a CD, or even try to open it the computer hangs. Every time. I have to then restart it. I don't know what it could be? I would install the drivers, but ironically the people at LITE-ON had the idea to put the drivers onto a CD.... I can't think why the computer wouldn't see the old drive, I barely touched it.