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Old January 1st 05, 09:42 PM
Max
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Default SP2 and Optical Drives

I have a combi Drive and a DVD Writer in my PC once Sp2 has been installed
I lose one of the drives, if I swap the IDE cables around I still only get
the one drive. Ive swapped the cables and both are fine.

Any ideas?

Cheers

Max



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Old January 2nd 05, 11:17 PM
johns
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I've seen that before .. weird. It self corrected after
I told the system to redetect its hardware. It found
all sorts of things, and after about 4 reboots all was
well. XP seems to go through a testing phase before
it gets stable. I have no idea what it is doing, but I've
learned to reboot a new install until it quits doing that.

johns


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Old January 6th 05, 11:41 PM
Daniel
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On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 20:42:10 GMT, "Max"
wrote:

I have a combi Drive and a DVD Writer in my PC once Sp2 has been installed
I lose one of the drives, if I swap the IDE cables around I still only get
the one drive. Ive swapped the cables and both are fine.

Any ideas?

Cheers

Max


Install SATA drivers, hit F6 when xp first boots from cd-rom. Follow
prompts

Dan
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Old January 7th 05, 12:02 AM
Thomas Wendell
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Some drives insist on being master if another (optical) is on the same
channel, especially with SP2...


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On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 20:42:10 GMT, "Max"
wrote:

I have a combi Drive and a DVD Writer in my PC once Sp2 has been

installed
I lose one of the drives, if I swap the IDE cables around I still only

get
the one drive. Ive swapped the cables and both are fine.

Any ideas?

Cheers

Max


Install SATA drivers, hit F6 when xp first boots from cd-rom. Follow
prompts

Dan



 




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