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Ian Marsh Jul 18, 2004, 06:31am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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A while ago I was burning a CD but it failed. I took the CD out and had to restart the computer. When I did XP wouldn't load any further than the screen with the Windows XP logo on and the scrolling bar across the middle.

Disconnecting the CDRW drive and booting up works fine everytime, however reconnecting the drive and trying to boot up always ends up that it stops at the same point - continually scrolling forever!

On booting up, the system doesn't recognise that anything is connected on the IDE where the CDRW should be?!

Any ideas how i can get the CDRW to work or is it just nackered?

Ian


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lee broadbent Jul 18, 2004, 05:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Stupid CDRW drive
not stupid just knackered i think mate, can you get your hands on a spare one to test it?

REMEMBER - ITS EASIER TO CRITICISE THAN IT IS TO BE CORRECT
Joshie Versace Jul 18, 2004, 10:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Stupid CDRW drive
did you set the drive to master? Is it the second drive on the computer? Does it work in another computer? If not, set the cdrw to master by using the jumpers on the back of the drive or put drive(s) as casble select, whereas the very end of the cable will be master and connection in the middle of the ribbon will be slave
hope that works


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