I tried a search on this topic but did not get any results that delt with my specific problem. I have an older system, a Dell Dimension 4700 (Pentium 3, 733Mhz, 511MB ram, one 80 GIG main HD, one 20 GIG secondry HD).
I had an LG cd-r/rw drive and a no-name DVD-rom installed as well as Roxio EZ CD Creator (version three I think). When the DVD-rom bit the dust, I decided to go for a Lite-On DVD +- r/rw dual layer drive (Oem) with Nero 6.
I changed out the DVD-rom and placed the LG cd burner in as Secondary and the Lite-On in as primary.
Reboot of computer and all seemed to work great. I insalled the newer version of Power DVD (after uninstalling the old one) and at this point I discovered I was having problems.
The computer was recognising both drives but any media I put in the Lite-On was not being recognised. Placing this same medis in the LG and voila, reading just fine.
After much experimentation, I determined that the EZ CD Creator might be the culprit and uninstalled and put the Nero InCD in it's place. Things then went from bad to worse.
And media placed in the Lite-On would cause my computer to immediately reboot!
At this point, I still couldn't tell even if the drive worked at all so uninstalled nero, InCd, Power DVD and took out the LG cd burner. I then reinstaleld those same 3 programs and got the drive working perfectly (except for InCD but thats another problem for another day).
So at this point, I would love to put the LG cd burner back in my computer but am fearful of a repeat of what happened before and am looking for some suggestions to get both drives installed and working without having to do multiple drive switching and program uninstalling/installing.
Should I again, uninstall all programs (nero, InCd , power dvd) and put both drives in as before?(dvd burner master, cd burner as slave)
Are there any "preperation" things I should do first, like some kind of Bios adjustments? Specific driver or software updates?
I'm looking forward to any and all suggestion and I apologise for the long post...still a newbe.