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Old 08-02-2009, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I'm confounded with an issue using my IDE devices. I have a Sony dvd/r and a samsung cd/r installed in my desktop. I recently installed a new MB with Intel e-8500 core duo processor. The MB is ECS g43-tm v 1.0a. Ever since I installed the new mb my dvd is only identified even though they are both connected using an IDE cable with two jacks. It doesn't read the Samsung cd drive. I tried setting my CMOS and it will not recognize it. Now here's the weird part. I disconnected the Sony DVD and connected the Samsung...it saw it. When i disconnected the Samsung and connected the Sony...it saw that one two. When both are connected it only sees the Sony dvd/r for some reason. Also, whenever I play a dvd/cd in the recognized drive...I can't do anything else, i.e. surf the web, play WoW etc. With my processor power and 3g of RAM I should be able to burn a dvd while doing multiple other tasks no? I've updated drivers, screwed around in BIOS and I can't get the two to be seen at the same time, which also makes me wonder about the slowing down of my comp while anything is being read/written in the available drive. Any help would be so appreciated Thanks.
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Have you checked the jumper settings to make sure that the DVD Drive is set to master and the CD drive is set to slave?
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Holy Crap that worked! Wow I feel like an idiot. I remember the jumper popping out of one of the drives when I put them back in after rebuild, and I just popped it back on the wrong two pegs. DOH. Why do you think it kills my whole system to burn a dvd in the drive now though? I mean, the mouse sputters and I can't do much of anything when using the drive. Could it be burnt out? Thanks again and cheers!
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Have you checked for a firmware update for the DVD Drive? That may resolve your issues when burning. Could be a known issue with older firmware.

What program are you using for burning and how much of your system resources is it taking in the task manager?
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