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help installing CDRW drive.

by Vlad253 / September 18, 2006 1:13 PM PDT

Systemax Systems
AMD Athlon (tm) Processor
1.00 GHz, 512 MB RAM
Windows XP Home
version 2002
service pack 2

Last week my cdrw drive was left open and someone broke it with their knee. I went out and bought a new internal drive for $34 called "I/O Magic". The instructions say the drivers will be installed when I reboot, no software disc needed.

I removed the broken drive (taking photos of every move I made and I marked all 3 cables needed). I then installed the new drive. It opened and closed and the light came on. I then went to "My Computer" and the drive was not there. I put an audio disc in to see if it played and it didn't. I then went to I/O magics website and by it's appearance, I didn't expect much. I found drivers for this drive, downloaded and nothing. They recomended I restart in safe mode and it wouldn't. I removed he new drive and am now wondering if there's something I missed or shold have tried. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

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by linkit / September 18, 2006 2:03 PM PDT

No drivers required for that drive in XP.

How is the drive jumpered? Try Cable Select (CS) and then reboot. Result?

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I do not know, what is (CS) ?
by Vlad253 / September 18, 2006 10:10 PM PDT
In reply to: jumper

How do I "try Cable Select" ? Is that in the BIOS setup? This is new territory for me. I reattached the same cables used in the broken drive.

Thanks for your reply.

p.s. I forgot to mention that my DVD drive did not appear either when I opened control panel. After removing the new CDRW it does appear.

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Read this CNET Labs article
by linkit / September 18, 2006 11:41 PM PDT
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Thank you PeteB
by Vlad253 / September 19, 2006 3:30 AM PDT

I got my cdrw working thanks to your detailed instructions. The email I recieved did not show your email. Now I can back up my work..... again thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


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