DVD Burner issues

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  1. willson13

    willson13 New Member

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    Got a new DVD/CD burner yesterday, installed it today. I tried booting up, and I got the typical "Secondary drive 1 not found". Alright. That's normal. I get to the Windows XP loading screen. After about a minute and a half the little blue bar just freezes. I rebooted and tried running in safe mode. It froze there as well. Then I tried unplugging the power cable and IDE wire from the drive, booted up, and nothing froze. What the fuck? Damn Windows :squint:
     
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    sounds like you set the jumpers incorrectly. Both drives on CS is the easiest.
     
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    Ummmm...what?
     
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    well, how typical for you to curse windows for your problems when you don't even know how to set the jumpers.

    On the back of the dvd-rw there is a jumper with three possible positions:
    1) master
    2) slave
    3) cable select (CS)

    If you have more than one drive, you must change them ALL to Cable Select (CS). You can also check in BIOS (usually by hitting del on startup) that your Secondary Slave channel is enabled and set to Auto/CD-ROM.
     
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    Yeah I shouldn't have, I was just really damn annoyed.

    Thanks for the help, you just made my night a lot better.
     

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