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Old 05-18-02, 05:20 PM
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New to DVD-ROM, please help

My friend gave me his old DVD-ROM drive cause he got a new one. It is a Toshiba SD-M1202. I have it hooked up correctly and windows recognizez it and I use Interactual player. I go to settings and it says no DVD device is found, what is wrong? I am using Windows 98
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Old 05-19-02, 09:03 AM
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We need more info.

Are you sure Windows is recognizing it as a dvd drive? Is it recognizing regular cd's? Was it giving problems for your friend?
Is it a slave or master drive? Have you tried with or without dma enabled? Can your motherboard support a dvd drive?
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Old 05-19-02, 10:05 AM
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It is slave, no probs for my friend, device manager says it is a DVD-ROM drive, it recognizes regular cds, i tried enabling dma, but i would put a dvd in and it would have an error. I disable dma and I put a dvd in and it comes up with the player. Asus motherboard. Windows 98
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Old 05-19-02, 12:46 PM
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DMA should be on.
Just double check the BIOS to make sure it is fully booted up.
How fast is the CPU and how much ram and what kind of video card does your PC have?
Try powerDVD.
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Old 05-20-02, 08:25 AM
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Something similar happened to me once. The dvd drive would come up, but the cd-rw wouldn't if I tried to enable dma for the cd-rw. It turned out to be that the dvd drive was causing the problems with the cd-rw.

If it works with dma disabled, but won't with dma enabled it could be the fault of the other device on the ide channel.

Try running the dvd drive by itself on an ide channel. If it works (with dma enabled) then it's the fault of other device. The only solution I found was to buy a new drive (the one preventing dma mode to be enabled.)
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