Changing from Secondary IDE Channel to Primary IDE Channel



Hi there

Recently I uninstalled my Samsung CD Drive and replaced it with an LG GSA 4163B Multi DVD Drive.

I have been having some problems with the “blue screen of death” when using DVD shrink and Audio DVD Creator.

When I use Nero Info Tool to check the drive’s main specs it show that:

Primary IDE Channel - Master: Samsung SP0802N

Secondary IDE Channel - Master: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B

How come the Samsung CD Drive still shows on my system even though I have uninstalled it?. Do I have to delete it in “Device Manager” and change the LG DVD Drive to the Primary IDE Channel?

I would appreciate any help.



Is your BIOS set to auto for recognising the drives? If not go into it and get it to recognise the new drive.


I just remove my CD/DVD devices in device manager, reboot, and let it redetect the drives. Works great… And if it doesn’t, then check the bios.