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Cd-R Drive Problem

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#1 Taya


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Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:03 PM

Hello! I'm having a very frustrating problem!!!! I have an old computer about 10 yrs. It runs win 95. I also have a new Dell dimension 8300. I decided to use the old computer for the kids games and such but the cd drive don't work. So...I had an extra CD-R drive from my Dell ( cause I bought a DVD burner) and I put it into my old computer and the computer won't recognize it! Is it because the Dell driver isn't compatible or what? I'm going crazy trying to figure this out!!
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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#2 Joshuacat


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Posted 12 May 2005 - 07:07 PM

Was your old computer a brand computer? If so, what is it? Or if it is not, give me as much detail as you can about the computer.
What is the model name and # of the CD drive you installed?
Does the CD drive have power? Do the lights come on? Does the eject button work?
Did you use a new data cable to connect it to your computer, or the old one?

If you put in a Windows 95 boot disk in your computer and start it up, does it recognize your drive? If so, can you access the drive?

Answer as many of those questions as you can and post again.


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#3 Rimmer


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Posted 12 May 2005 - 11:43 PM

Did you set the Master/Slave/Cable Select jumper the way the old CDROM drive was set?

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#4 jbravo


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Posted 14 May 2005 - 02:45 AM

Try http://faqs.cogia.net/faqs/cdromdrivedisappears.php
there may b your solution..


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