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Old 02-13-2005, 12:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend ask me to get his ibm 300 running. After replacing the ide cable and attempting start up, everything went wrong. Finally I formatted and reloaded win 98. I spent hours online downloading the drivers for the video, sound , and modem. It has a dvd and a cdrw drive but the os sees them as cd only drives. Any ideas to fix this.
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Old 02-13-2005, 01:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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that means that the ide cable isnt plugged in correctly.
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Did you get find wndows 98 drivers for the dvd and cdrw? I had a similar problem after an XP upgrade. XP saw my CD-RW as a CD only and there were no XP drivers. I changed a BIOS setting but still could only use third part software (Roxio) to write to the drive.
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The ide cables are correct. The one I replaced was on the hd set for ide 1 master. The cdrw and dvd are on ide 2 as master ,slave. I tried cable select ,didnt work.Ill try to update drivers now.
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good idea.
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He bought this as a fixer upper. 98 drivers are too old I think. The cdrw and dvd have been added recently.I went to ibm to update bios but their site wont let me have the update.Is their a site for scanning your rig for driver updates ----microsoft said no updates for drivers.
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Back again. I loaded win me just to see if the drivers were on the me disc . The os still sees the cdrw and dvd as cd only.
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