I helped a friend install a Lite-On 32x cd-rw in his Dell Dimension (450 MHz; Win98; lots of memory). I installed the Lite-On on the end connector of the second ide channel. The same channel contains a zip drive, which is on the middle connector. I put the burner on cable select to match the zip drive.
Installation went fine and I burned a number of cd’s without difficulty. However, when Nero loads, it gives the message “scanning scsi/ide bus” for about 15 seconds before it goes away, which is quite an annoyance.
I tried DMA on and off but this did not make a difference. I checked the bios which show the Lite-On but not the zip drive, which surprised me as the zip drive works fine.
Does anyone know why the “scanning scsi/ide bus” message shows up for so long. I probably should have tried master/slave settings but didn’t think about it.
Thanks for the help.