I’m trying to install a CenDyne CD ICD 00118 48x12x48 CD-RW
In an IBM Aptiva model 2158500, which has CPU running 400mhz
Operating system is Windows 98.
The symptom is: after installation, the drive seems to be recognized, but on boot up, it starts spinning and then the system hangs. Every time.
Installation: I installed by connecting the IDE ribbon cable and power. I set the drive to slave on the secondary IDE, because the masters are already both used by hard drives.
Recognition. The system seems to have recognized the drive because if I start in safe mode, the Cendyne drive is listed as the CDROM.
Hang: The system hangs in regular boot mode soon after the password is entered and some of the boot-on-initialization programs are loaded. If I disconnect the driver, the system does not hang, so it must be something related to the drive.
I was surprized there was no additional software to install to have the drive recognized. I have not been able to install anything off the CDROM, since the drive doesn’t work. The software on the CD-ROM includes Nero and InCD, but nothing else. No drivers (that I can tell).
I have had a CD-ROM previously installed on this system. It was an Imation 4x4x12. If I plug the Imation back in, it still works (as a CD-R only, the RW is broken, that’s why I’m replacing).
What is you next suggestion? What is the correct set of steps to install a system? Do I need to install drivers?