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Help With Cd Writer! PLZ :)...

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David Mason
Posted on Monday, August 27, 2001 - 12:07 pm:   

i installed my cd writer and it works as a normal cd rom as soon as i try and copy a cd its saying that its not a writer ?

at start up 2 it says "primary IDE channel no 80 conductor installed "
anyone have a clue ?!
Posted on Monday, August 27, 2001 - 12:27 pm:   

The answer to the first question probably lies in your cd-burning software. It probably doesn't have the right driver for your cd-r. Check with the company that wrote the software for an update.

The second part is easier. The ribbon cable that connects your hard drive to your computer is evidently the old 40 pin type. The drive will still function, but it won't be able to take advantage of the ATA66 or ATA100 speeds that your motherboard supports. You can get one for five or ten bucks at any computer store.

There is a possible complication here: The new 80 pin cables are usually "cable select" type. Which means that you must set your drive(s) to the cable select setting, and the master MUST go at the end of the cable. The older 40 pin types were straight through, which meant that the hard drives had to be jumpered as master or slave (or master w/ no slave).

Hopefully you've got the cd and cd-r hooked up to the secondary controller.
harvard willians
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 - 7:40 pm:   

How the hell do i burrn a cd?
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 1:42 pm:   

hi go read and go in the forum

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