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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: HELP!! Can't read CD anymore

    HELP!! Can't read CD anymore
    By Tengue17 May 15, 2001, 11:13 AM

    I have GA7ZX, 2 HDdrive, DVDrom, and CDRW Sony CRX16. I use Win2k.

    I put My Seagate HD with the DVD rom, CDRW on master 2nd IDE and the other HD on slave.
    Putting the CDRW drive to slave make the Adaptec CD creator cannot detect the presence of it.
    How come it happened?

    before i installed the 2nd HDdrive, i put DVD rom on master of secIDE, and the CDRW on slave. It worked perfectly. I can copy CD to CD directly with 12x speed. But now i can't. Putting 2 HD on the same cable slows HD to HD copy doesn't it?
    And now, sometime BIOS failed to detect the CDRW drive.
    Once again, how come it happened??? Should i put that CDRW on highway and let supertrucks turn it into dust??!!!??

    And now, the craziest thing is....
    as soon as i installed Adaptec Direct CD (provided with the CDRW drive) my win2k can't detect both DVD and CDRW.
    Device manager says driver can't be loaded (or something, it's in japanese).

    I guess i had it once since the new HD drive, i had to reinstall windows because i had been frustrated. And didn't install Direct CD. but i forgot about it, and installed it today.

    Please, help me! reinstall windows maybe solve the problem, but not the main problem : "WHY?" and "how to solve it without reinstalling windows".

    Thanks in advance.

    By kid A May 15, 2001, 12:20 PM

    I think you may want to try putting your CDRW as master of your second IDE cable, and keep your secondary HD, as it's slave. Also, for your drives to work, you probably need an Aspi_manager because Win2k does not come with one.

    By Tengue17 May 15, 2001, 07:39 PM

    quote:Originally posted by kid A:
    I think you may want to try putting your CDRW as master of your second IDE cable,


    that's what i've been doing this time. Thanks. And that was the only cofiguration that works. ...until the direct cd screwed me up.

    quote:Originally posted by kid A:
    ...
    Aspi_manager because Win2k does not come with one.

    I've downloaded it. Thanks.
    I will try today right after class.

    Thanks!!!!

    By Tengue17 May 15, 2001, 11:43 PM

    I've tried. But still, win2k didn't load cdrom driver correctly.
    Any idea?

    By kid A May 16, 2001, 06:21 AM

    Is the software (drivers too) for Win2k exclusively, or did you get them before you upgraded to 2k? If the latter is the case you may have to update your drivers. I didn't read anywhere in your first post that you had done this, so I would suggest fetching the latest Win2k drivers for your products and see. if you don't know where to find them look here: www.windrivers.com

    By Tengue17 May 16, 2001, 10:26 AM

    quote:Originally posted by kid A:
    ... I would suggest fetching the latest Win2k drivers for your products and see

    they didn't come with any drivers, but the CDRW came with those Adaptec.
    Few months ago, i used 1 HD in the primary IDE, while DVD as master and CDRW slave in secondary with 40wire cable. Both ME nor win2k had any trouble with DirectCD.

    I've checked toshiba official site, and they write, it should work with win Me and 2k built in drivers.

    By kid A May 16, 2001, 06:59 PM

    What mobo do you have?

    By Tengue17 May 16, 2001, 09:31 PM

    quote:Originally posted by kid A:
    What mobo do you have?

    GA7ZX. ...not a good OCdevice

    I'm using double boot. WinMe still works fine. Both CD and DVD have no problem. maybe because i didn't install direct cd yet.
    I don't think 4in1 driver has anything to do with it, but however i've installed the latest driver.

    I don't know anything about the SP2. Want to try but,... dial up suckss!!

    By kid A May 17, 2001, 05:25 PM

    Even though the device(s) are plug and play, you probably need firmware still. Search the producers site for any required firmware. Also, have you tried their support forums (if any)? I forget why I asked about the mobo...

    By Tengue17 May 18, 2001, 07:56 AM

    I've visited Toshiba's site (my DVD is toshiba). They write if it should work with windows original driver, and provide no update.
    I have put off cdrw and 1 HD. running with 1 HD and 1 DVDrom on different IDE channel. But still, driver can't be loaded properly.

    if i can't solve it until 1.00 GMT tomorrow, i'll just reinstall windows.

    By kid A May 20, 2001, 03:26 PM

    I take it you haven't looked for updated drivers on the official website? If you haven't tried it, at least give it a shot as it might help.

    By cappycue May 20, 2001, 10:40 PM

    quote:Originally posted by kid A:
    I think you may want to try putting your CDRW as master of your second IDE cable, and keep your secondary HD, as it's slave. Also, for your drives to work, you probably need an Aspi_manager because Win2k does not come with one.

    Um, not to jump in with a stupid question but I am going to jump in with maybe a stupid question. Why wouldn't you put the two HD's on one IDE channel and the two optical drives on the other? My system is set up like that and seems to work fine? I realize this doesn't really address this driver problem, I'm just curious.

    By jxo May 20, 2001, 11:31 PM

    Some people have trouble copying cds with that setup. (I've done it both ways and have no problems either way, the biggest consideration for me was where the drives were and how long of cable did I have)


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