CD ROM PROBLEMS

  badgerschuff 14:59 14 Mar 04
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Dear All,
My PC running windows 98 has a cd-rw as primary and a cd-rom as secondary. Since solving the sound card problems i can get sound from the primary drive, but from the secondary there is silence. The second drive is a ACER MODEL CD65OP 50x cd rom which was pulled in a working condition from a previous system also running win98. I have been unable to download any up to date drivers from Acer for some unknown reason, can anybody direct me to somewhere i could. If someone has another explaination/solution i would be grateful.

Badgerschuff

  bremner 15:04 14 Mar 04

Have you connected a sound lead between the CD Rom drive and the soundcard?

  badgerschuff 15:29 14 Mar 04

The primary drive is connected by the sound lead to the sound card (this set up works fine on my Dell running XP, where the dvd-rom is the primary and the dvd rewriter is the secondary)but the cd-rom is only connected to the system through the e-ide lead, would i need some split sound lead for this arrangement to work on a win98 system?

Badgerschuff

  bremner 15:36 14 Mar 04

All you need is to run a sound cable from the secondary drive to another point on the sound card. (they normally have two side by side)

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