503+ and detection of HD's and CD's

Discussion in 'FIC' started by Den, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. Den

    Den Guest

    I have noticed recently that the BIOS and sometimes W98SE
    does not always identify the second 80GB HD and the second
    CD drive in particular a newish Sony CD-ROM set as slave.

    At the moment after a BIOS check the second HD is seen OK
    even though Windows saw the second HD, but still no second
    CD-ROM since swapping it for a slower one then swapping back.

    Den
     
    Den, Apr 11, 2004
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  2. Den

    Kylesb Guest

    I presume you have all drive settings on "auto" in CMOS?

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    Best regards,
    Kyle
    in message | I have noticed recently that the BIOS and sometimes W98SE
    | does not always identify the second 80GB HD and the second
    | CD drive in particular a newish Sony CD-ROM set as slave.
    |
    | At the moment after a BIOS check the second HD is seen OK
    | even though Windows saw the second HD, but still no second
    | CD-ROM since swapping it for a slower one then swapping back.
    |
    | Den
    |
    |
     
    Kylesb, Apr 11, 2004
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  3. Den

    Den Guest

    Yes all set to auto.

    Den
     
    Den, Apr 11, 2004
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  4. Den

    Den Guest

    I can get the second slave CD seen if I disconnect Master CD
    so I am wondering after trying various settings (including HD disconnections)
    that it might be a power supply issue, an AT one but no marking of who made
    it or power rating.

    AT power supply (unknown make)
    HD master Maxtor 92041U4 20GB
    HD slave Maxtor 6Y080L0 80GB
    Sony CD CDU5211 (set as master)

    Now disconnected
    Philips CDRW 1600 (works fine if set as a single master)
    but can switch this to the 2013-PA to try it.

    Den
     
    Den, Apr 12, 2004
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  5. Den

    Kylesb Guest

    Most burners like being the "master" on their IDE channel, try setting
    the cd drive to slave and the cdr/w to master.

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    Best regards,
    Kyle
    in message |
    in message | >
    | > > I presume you have all drive settings on "auto" in CMOS?
    | > >
    | > Yes all set to auto.
    | >
    | I can get the second slave CD seen if I disconnect Master CD
    | so I am wondering after trying various settings (including HD
    disconnections)
    | that it might be a power supply issue, an AT one but no marking of
    who made
    | it or power rating.
    |
    | AT power supply (unknown make)
    | HD master Maxtor 92041U4 20GB
    | HD slave Maxtor 6Y080L0 80GB
    | Sony CD CDU5211 (set as master)
    |
    | Now disconnected
    | Philips CDRW 1600 (works fine if set as a single master)
    | but can switch this to the 2013-PA to try it.
    |
    | Den
    |
    |
     
    Kylesb, Apr 12, 2004
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  6. Den

    Den Guest

    This is the way I do set them up, I could perhaps try reversing this
    so that the CD-RW becames the slave.

    The two CD's were being seen by BIOS & W98 but this was before
    adding the second HD, this why I am wondering whether the power
    supply might be the problem. No HD controller card being used.

    PS
    I will repeat;
    "This is the way I do set them up, I could perhaps try reversing this
    so that the CD-RW becames the slave"
    DOH!
    All the time of swapping and testing, I now have the following
    showing in both BIOS & W98SE.
    HD master Maxtor 92041U4 20GB
    HD slave Maxtor 6Y080L0 80GB
    Sony CD CDU5211 (set as master)
    Philips CDRW 1610A (set as slave)

    So thanks Kyle, it was reading and re-reading the posts in case
    I had missed something then trying the reverse order way. :))

    Den
     
    Den, Apr 12, 2004
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