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Help with installing new dvd writer

By ANDYD1980
Jun 18, 2007
  1. I have recently installed a new dvd writer and set it as slave drive,and my cdr as master dont know if this is right.My prob is that when i insert a disc into my
    dvd writer i cant access the drive unless i go into the the drive properties and enable cd recording on the drive but then the drive tells me i have a cdr disc instead of a dvd disc.
    im currently running win xp.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Try setting the dvd writer to master and the cdr to slave, see if that helps any.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. ANDYD1980

    ANDYD1980 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    if i do that do i have to change anything the bios settings
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    No, not really, unless you specifically want to boot from a certain drive first.

    Just connect the dvd to the end of the ide cable and the cdr to the connector that is part way down the cable. Provided the jumpers are set correctly, it should work.

    Some dvd`s don`t seem to do so well when set as slave. Why that should be I don`t know, but I have seen similar problems myself.

    Please post back and let us know how you get on.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. ANDYD1980

    ANDYD1980 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thanks for your help i will try it in the next hour or so
     
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