help me with my cd rom and new hd! possibly a bios prob. help!
allo everyone. as a few of you may remember, my cd rom is having problems from a while back. putting in a data cd resulted in cd player opening. windows said the disc had one file, track01.cda, which was 44 bytes in size. it didn't matter what cd you did this with. audio cds had the correct number of tracks, but all the tracks were read to be 44 bytes each. when you try to play it, it says data or no disc loaded. ejecting the cd a few times would cause it to work, if it was a data cd. audio cds refuse to work. i tried new drivers and all sorts of stuff. (this is related, i swear.) i decided to install another hard drive to hold my mp3s (it's only 850 meg). so i put in the new hard drive. on start up, the new one reads as the primary master ide channel. the other hard drive should show up as the primary, yet doesn't show up at all. i checked the bios info and it said i had the 850 meg hd as the primary master and that i had no cd rom installed. (i told you it was coming!). so all my computer reads is the 850 meg hd and the floppy drive. any ideas how to fix this? i'm going to update the bios in a few minutes and see if that fixed anything. thanks for reading all this.
updated my mobo, still same problems
Sorry to state the obvious but, did you change the jumpers on everything to make sure you only have one master and one slave on each IDE channel? Sounds like the problem to me... if not, let me know and we'll try something else.
If nothing else helps here, try this place.... www.cdrom-guide.com
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