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Old 01-01-01, 11:49 PM
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When I bought my DVD rom a long time ago, I didn't care about the CD rom that came with my computer anymore, so I simply disconnected it and replaced it with the DVD rom unit. Now however I would like to use both the DVD rom and my cd rom. I have inserted the cd rom unit in the computer again and connected it to a power cable and I have of course also connected it to the IDE cable. I have set the cd rom unit as slave and the dvd rom unit as master. The problem I have however is to tell the computer that I want to use the cd rom unit. When I start the computer everything is as before, i.e. the computer recognizes the dvd rom unit as D. How should I "tell" the computer that the CD rom unit is back and that I want it to be drive E? I hope someone understands this although neither my computer skills nor my Enlish skills are very good. I would be very grateful for any help on this. I'm running Win 98 and I don't know which model my cd rom drive is, but I believe it is a Mitsumi.
Old 01-01-01, 11:57 PM
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Windows 98 is not my strong point.

Try going into the DEVICE MANAGER and looking under your dvd rom or cd rom, look at the properties and see if you can set the drive letters. If I remember correctly this is where it is, simply set them to the drive letter you want.
Old 01-02-01, 12:15 AM
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You may need to look in the BIOS and tell the computer that a second device has been attached.

Watch for the "Press 'xx' key for setup" during the system boot and press that key. Look around for an obvious answer, but do not change something unless you are sure.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by craig_karriarist:
How should I "tell" the computer that the CD rom unit is back and that I want it to be drive E?
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You shouldn't have to tell it, it should detect it on it's own. When you boot up, while the computer is checking your RAM, hit delete to access your BIOS and go to click on the option to let your system detect what is installed. In your case it should see your 'hard-drive', the DVD-ROM, and the CD-ROM. If it doesn't, you probably don't have it installed correctly.
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If windows does not find it on it's own then there is a problem. Check bios as has been suggested. that is the likley problem.
You may have to run the hardware detection in contorl panel but shouldn't have to.
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Yes! It worked! It was not easy I went to bed at 7 AM local time, but i finally got the da*n thing to work thanks to you guys. All of your posts were of great help. This is the second time in just a copuple of weeks that I solve a major computer problem thanks to this forum. Thanks again for your time and helpfulness.

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