Gigabyte board. wont pick up 2 cd roms ..HELP
Posted 14 August 2006 - 04:22 AM
One cd rom at a time is ok , picks them both up ,but when I connect both together , pc windows wont start up, freezes on start up.
board has 4 IDE connectors, should I try a seperatle IDE for each cd rom or shuld I I use IDE number 3 for both cd roms rather than IDE 2 like at present, as IDE 1 is being used by the hard drive,, as recommended by the manufacturer.
Posted 14 August 2006 - 12:08 PM
If you are shure that they are jumpered correctly and that you have them connected to the correct cooresponding places on the ribbon cable, please post back with the exact model number of the motherboard, if posible.
You say that you have 4 IDE connectors on the motherboard. I assume 3 and 4 are raid connectors, which most likely should not be used with CDROM drives.
Posted 14 August 2006 - 12:42 PM
I have tried them both on there own and they are fine,I have also tried seperating them to IDE 2 secondary and the other to IDE 3 primary and still nothing,not forgeting to mention that the manufacturer recommends the IDE 1 primary is for the hard drive.
socket A motherboard-GA 7N400 pro2
Also add that on Bios start up before windows xp kicks in, there are no cd rom or dvd rom detected in IDE preview.
Posted 14 August 2006 - 09:20 PM
The second CD Rom you can put in IDE 2. If there is no other device , this can be jumpered as Master.
You must also look at the DMA and PIO support for each device.
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