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Hey Guys...

I have an Xp-SP2 professional fully updated PC
2.4 Gig, 256 MB RAM

Yesterday i bought an LG CD-RW to append to my computer which had an existing Benq CD-ROM, the CD-ROm was working fine before.... but now the problem is that only the CD-RW is working and CD-ROM is not working.

There is power going to the CD-ROm, but when i click the icon i get the message "please Inser disk into drive G"

i have doen everything i could think of ... like... i swapped the IDE Channels in all combinations with the hard disk and then i even tried jumbling the two CD's on single IDE making one salve and the other master but to no use...

i hope you guys can help me on this...
CD-ROM : ATAPI-CD ROM-DRIVE-52MAX
CD-RW : HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8527B
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Old Jul 30, 2005, 02:26 PM   #2
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This is possibly a case of not setting the jumpers correctly.
If you disconnect the new drive , does the old one work. If it's yes then it could well be what I've suggested.
Other than that you could try going into the device manager & uninstalling the IDE controllers, then reboot & let windows install them again.
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Old Jul 30, 2005, 03:42 PM   #3
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Checked the jumpers but still no use...reinstalled the IDe drivers still no use...

please help
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Old Jun 25, 2006, 01:21 AM   #4
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i have the same problem with my cd drive and i think i know what the problem is:

i checked the voltage on the case power supply and it was a bit higher than the cd-rom would allow. so i figure that the voltage was too high for the cd-rom. it was working before so i think it kind of fried.
im gonna have to buy a new one now, if you're gonna do the same, check the power output on your case power supply and the power input on the cd-rom.
or just get a whole new power supply, since the new ones are more tolerant with the whole voltage issue...
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Old Jun 29, 2006, 04:30 PM   #5
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you cant have both the cd and cd-rw in at the same time uninstal the cd-rw or the first will not work!!!
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Old Jun 29, 2006, 05:16 PM   #6
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you cant have both the cd and cd-rw in at the same time uninstal the cd-rw or the first will not work!!!
What planet have you been on? Of course you can run a CD-r and a CDRW on the same system. My main system is currently running two CD burners and one DVD burner as well as three hard drives. So go do your homework.
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Just keep trying different combinations m8 until it works. Look for a previous post regarding filters in the Registry as this may have some bearing on the matter.
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