DVD RW Installation

  Scarlet 08:24 05 Oct 03
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I am having problems installing a Sony DW-U14A DVD RW, to sit alongside my Toshiba DVD ROM. I've tried configuring my Sony as master and Toshiba as slave, and vice versa. I've tried attaching the IDE cable in all different ways with no success. In all cases the Toshiba works fine, but explorer keeps saying that there is no disc in my DVD RW drive.Any Ideas would be appreciated.

  mark e 08:34 05 Oct 03

Silly question but, have you read the manual and does it state any preferences for the drive. ie. master slave - ide.1 or 2. Have you tried putting the Sony in on its own?
Mark

  AndySD 08:35 05 Oct 03

click here

Have you installed the software?

  Scarlet 08:39 05 Oct 03

It's an OEM drive, so didn't come with a manual. I'll try installing it on it's own to see if it makes a difference.

  Scarlet 08:43 05 Oct 03

Sorry, the last post was for Mark. I've just looked at your link, which might prove useful. Thanks.

  Scarlet 09:51 05 Oct 03

I've installed the DVD RW on its own. It still does not work. However, instead of saying there is no disk in the drive, when I try and open in Explorer, a new window opens, but no files are displayed!

  mark e 10:02 05 Oct 03

Ok now try installing the software? if you have done this already Try andySD's link to the documentation and check see if the instalation is correct.
Mark

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