HELP installing 2 cdrom drives

By meatwad231
May 18, 2006
  1. i have tried a couple things on my computer (a gateway running windows 98 SE) i tried useing the cable with 2 connections on the other end and hooking up both cd rom drives one a burner one just a reader and it only let me use one. then gateway support said i could disconnect my floppy disk drive and swap in a cd rom with it and it would work with out ne set-up needed but it didnt all it does now is tell me i have no floppy drive installed so i tried changing the bios settings on what it is but i didnt know what was what so i just disabled it how do i do it by swaping out the floppy for a cdrom and in My computer haveing 2 seperate cd rom drives i can select pppppppllllleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssseeeeee help me.....
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    Well 1st off, gateway tech's are *****'s!
    Plug your floppy back in, it has nothing to do with the cdrom's.
    When looking at the back of both cdroms, you'll see some jumpers next to the data cable. You need to decide which one you want as master and which one slave. Settings are something like this
    ::: ::::::::::::::::: slave(SL)-master(MA)-cableselect(CS)
    Cs is for single device.
    The slave cdrom should go in the mddle of data cable and the master on the end. Be sure to plug in the power cable for each drive.

  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    There`s a helpful link HERE
  4. meatwad231

    meatwad231 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    umm when i tried that befor it would only reconize one of the drives i want to set it up so under my computer there are 2 seperate drives to select and so that they run independantly i would like to know if there is a way to do it through the floppy drives normal hook up
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