I have had a free very, very old pc with windows 98 on it, it did not have a cd-rw in it so I changed the old CD-Rom to a new cd-rw but for some reson it does not work, when I insert a cd it does not find it???????? How do I get it to work?
What version of 98?How is the CD-RW set up?What's not recognising it? (Burning sofware wise)You do not give us a lot of information to go on. We need more.
Windows 98 Second Edition 4.10.2222 AThe CD-RW Is set up as a slave. It is an internal one.Windows is not finding the cd.
Is the BIOS seeing it?
Also as there is no other drive on the cable, I hope, as you removed the ROM set it to master.
Yes, its set to master.
Again, is the BIOS seeing it? If not, you might try swapping out the IDE cable.
When I look in the device manager it finds it and has the correct labe, but when I insert any cd, even if I leave it for 10mins it says the device is not ready.
Which model of the CD-RW is it?Are you reading a blank or a full CD? A data or audio CD?
I recall this issue from a HP 9100 CD-RW. Had to edit... hmm (thinking)... :doh: was it boot.ini file?To start with make sure you load propper chipset drivers.
[Anyhow, think this was cured with the Win98SE OS.]
Its a Philips CD-RW and it happens when I put any cd in it.
On Win98 you may need to install Adaptec's ASPI.
Not needed...not used unless you have a SCSI add-on, or Easy CD Creator.Go to Bootdisk.com , download the appropriate OS, and boot up and check your drive in DOS. A lot quicker and you don't mess anything up.Or, just reload the OS...I'm sure you have the disc... :iagree:
Or CDex, or lots of other things. Of course, check the drive works in another system first.
I am still having the problem, any more info?
Test it in another computer...
I have and it works fine.
Ensure you have the latest IDE busmaster driver installed on your machine
Well its a crap windows 98 comp, all I wont to do it get some files off it.
Then upload them to you send it then re-download them to the new PC if that is what you want to do.