NEC 3540A POS Help Please

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#1

I Been having a problem with my drive when i install it it causes my computer to hang and it does not read it at all i never have trouble with other drives.It is almost exactly like what has happened in this thread except the solution i don’t have nvidia card installed http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=145180 and i REPEAT it is not my card it’s Drivers or any ribbon cables that is the problem.Does anybody have any ideas Thanks any help would be appreciated


#2

Hi :slight_smile:
Sorry not enough info.
computer hangs - is this whilst booting or after when system is running?
What is your configuration? your OS? do you have a alternative PC to try the drive in?


#3

Win Xp 256mb RAM ati aiw 8500DV While booting then my computer does not recognize any Optical drives (I Have DVD-ROM as other optical) but if i install any other drive such as my old cdrw it reads it fine and boots OK! I Know it’s not my cables or master slave deal so that not the problem it appears it’s the drive .No i don’t have another Comp.Thanks for the help.


#4

it looks like the drive is knocking out the ide controller it is plugged into.

what is the ide channel it is connected to set to? auto, cdrom? i would set to auto since on older mb cdrom is limited to ata 1 and this drive is an ata 2 which might cause the controller to stall out. try it as a single master and make sure the ide controller is set to auto. might need a bios upgrade on the MB

in fact what kind of mbd do you have?


#5

OK! that might be it.Thanks Cnlson. :cool: