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Old 04-03-2008, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New hard drive installed w/ winxp sp2.

I have TDK CDRW241040B w/ updated firmware. It is installed alone (as TDK advises) on the 2nd IDE. it will play an audio cd but will not see a data disk nor, obviously, copy to it. The same issue as when it is a slave on 1st IDE or slave on 2 IDE. A hard drive will run on the 2nd IDE. I have tried several connector cables.

When i set it up w/ my USB enclosure, EVERYTHING works!! i can play audio, read data disks, install prog, copy and erase.

i have done all the troubleshooting in the world (MS site articles, registry changes, troubleshooting sites like these).

i had the same problem before i installed the new HDD.

UPDATE: now it WONT play audio. it did a few days ago
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So it will work from a USB Enclosure but not Internally? This sounds like a hardware issue i will move it as i have no idea what to to other than leave it as a External.
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Seeing as it is a PATA drive, make sure you set the jumpers correctly on it.
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you motherboard might have ide issues. try unistalling and reinstalling the drivers. try it on another computer
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So it will work from a USB Enclosure but not Internally? This sounds like a hardware issue i will move it as i have no idea what to to other than leave it as a External.
i could but its always been internal. just would like to figure out why this is happening.
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Seeing as it is a PATA drive, make sure you set the jumpers correctly on it.
it is set on master.
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you motherboard might have ide issues. try unistalling and reinstalling the drivers. try it on another computer
it worked on another computer 2 wks ago. i think (ive done so much) i tried uninstall & reinstalling drivers. is it done thru device mgr? it not tell me how, ill try anything. but a hard drive works on the ide.
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thanks all for your input. i am going to put this drive away now since this puzzle is not going to be solved soon.

i now have other issues to deal with.
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thanks all for your input. i am going to put this drive away now since this puzzle is not going to be solved soon.

i now have other issues to deal with.

I missed your response. yse uninstall your secondary ide driver in device manager and reboot. you might just have a bad mobo. try it on another machine again. I had a similar issue b4 and it was the ide slots
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I missed your response. yse uninstall your secondary ide driver in device manager and reboot. you might just have a bad mobo. try it on another machine again. I had a similar issue b4 and it was the ide slots
i am seriously thinking it is the mobo since all the problems i am having today. ahh. yet another project. ive never done a mobo b4 so this will require some research. oh better yet, i'll use the other computer i was going to give away!!
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