cdrom drive in DOS
aopen 36x cd rom wont detedt in DOS bootup
all drivers are in the right place config.sys & autoexec.bat point to the right position.
I have IDE cable connected to Creative sound card. cd drive set to slave
should i change IDE cable or ????
thanks in advance
I beleive there are drivers to install with the sound card to have it properly identify a CD ROM attached to it. Are those drivers installed?
You say you have the CD-ROM drive set to slave. Presumably you have an HDD set to master and using the same IDE connector?
Before blaming the IDE cable, make double sure it is firmly and correctly connected to the connector on the m/board (I speak from bitter experience; if there are no guides, that connection can be darned difficult to get right first time!).
You described your own problem. You say "I have IDE cable connected to Creative sound card." Well guess what? That doesn't work. I know it probably says IDE Controller on the sound card but it just doesnt work that way. Use the Primary or Secondary IDE Controller on the motherboard or controller card. This is the easiest and best way to connect an ATAPI CD-ROM drive. If you only have 1 hard drive and no other ide devices (other than the CDROM Drive) then simply unplug the IDE cable from the sound card and put it into the secondary controller. You dont even have to worry about jumper settings. If you only have one controller, then leave the CD ROM as slave and put it on the same ide cable as the hard drive. Power it up and go.
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