Yes on one of my computers I had "80 wire" your rightk end is master
grey for slave blue for board, "40 wire" master is always in the middle
I always had that set right from the day I built them but that is a very good point.
Good news Finally I GOT BOTH SYSTEMS working great, with the samsung and Pioneer burners I just bought
Pionerr daul layer around $37 plus tax with 8.00 shipping
Samsung single around $30 no tax with free shipping
(this was a very nice burner for the money but black)
doesn't match anything in my computer
Why so hard to find biege?
Both new burners came set in the master mode once I moved the cd-rom (slave)and DVD-burner (master) to the secondary 80 wire ide NERO started seeing it and adding it to its menu's
(BEFORE UNDER propertys the burner was showing up but did not have dvd cdrw next to it when its working correctly that will show as well.
But the dvd playing did not work until one of my Son's gave me a Lord of the rings dvd from a box set and when I installed it, asked to also install interactual player which played the dvd and any other dvd movie I put in.
I think xp has this decoder built in to the os, and nero just plays DVD's using that
I thought Nero included a dvd player and decoder what good is it if it cannot play dvds by itself? I tried Videolan.exe that didn't work at all, I even installed the 2 ms files in the system folder videolan instructed might help
Interactual played every DVD fine, and it came with a movie we aready had
Win 98 to me plays videos as well as laptops we have with xp
but then again its only been a few movies but very happy so far
Thanks to everybody for helping you guys are great!
I will help around here anytime I can thats for sure.