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Is the CD-ROM drive on a separate cable on the second IDE controller on the desktop motherboard? Then the jumper setting can be set to Master or Slave if no other drive is connector to this cable.
If the CD-ROM is also on the first IDE controller and IDE cable as the hard drive then the jumper setting on the CD-ROM must be set to SLAVE because the hard drive would be jumpered as MASTER.
Check the BIOS setting to see if the CD-ROM drive is detected.
If the CD-ROM still does not work after you checked and configured the CD-ROM drive, then is is faulty and needs to be replaced.
That depends upon the IDE cable you are attaching the CD ROM to.
There are two IDE cables attached to the motherboard, on IDE 1 connector/cable will be your boot hard drive (C drive) and this will be jumpered to Master and you can attach the CD ROM drive to this cable and set the jumper on the CD drive as Slave.
On IDE 2 connector/cable if there are no drives attached to this cable then the CD ROM drive can be jumpered as Master or Slave..
If there is another drive on the same IDE 2 cable then look at the jumper on that drive, if it is jumpered to Master then the CD drive needs to be jumpered to Slave. If the existing drive is jumpered as Slave then the CD drive needs to be jumpered as Master.
Both drives on the same IDE cable cannot be jumpered with the same setting.
Possible solutions are: 1. A problem is CD is conflicting with a hard drive --- On the back of each of the older IDE hard drives and CD ROMS are jumpers. They denote if the unit is a "MASTER", "SLAVE" or "AUTOMATICLY CONFIGURED". If they are set wrong the CD-ROM will not appear. You would also notice the computer would boot slowly. A quick check of the bios would reveal the jumper settings. 2. The Bios could be set wrong 3. The CD-ROM could be bad. 4. The CD-ROM could have the power or data cable not seated right. 5. The power supply could be out on this leg. Try another leg of the octopus for power. This data is assuming you have a IDE CD-ROM and Windows XP or Vista. If you have a older version of Windows or a MAC than it could be other things wrong.
first uninstall the drivers of CD-ROM and then again install the drivers you will see that it will play your CD. If it doesn't play then check your CD-ROM jumper settings remove the pin and set it to slave mode.
You want to install a CD Drive. Ok you are Following these steps....
Unplug the power cable from your power supply and open your Computer case.
Determine which drive bay you are going to install a CD-ROM into. You should pick on of the uppermost drive bays
Before you install a CD-ROM, make sure you have the proper jumper settings. You are only installing a single CD-ROM, set the jumpers as MASTER. The jumper settings are different for each CD-ROM drive, so consult your owner's manual so you know which pins to cover up.
Once you have the jumpers set, install your CD-ROM in the computer's case. How you secure the CD-ROM in one of the uppermost drive bays depends on your case. Some CD-ROM drives have to be screwed into the drive bay.
Connect the power to the back of the CD-ROM drive, then connect the ribbon cable to the back of the CD-ROM drive. Your ribbon cable has three connectors, one in the middle and one on each end. The middle connector is a SLAVE connector that is used if you would install an additional CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
Connect one of the end connectors to the CD-ROM drive, and connect the other end connector to the appropriate spot on your motherboard. Note, hard drives and CD-ROM drives have the same style of connector on the motherboard. You want to connect your CD-ROM drive to the motherboard slot that isn't red or is the highest numbered of all the IDE slots.
Power on your computer after you plug it in. Your computer should recognize the new CD-ROM. If it doesn't, go into your motherboards BIOS and search around for the IDE channels, they need to be set to automatically.
Check out the Jumper setting of the CD/DVD drive as the Jumper setting is not proper or your H-disk and CD/DVD drive can have the same jumper setting so only can be used at one time .I think you should also update your CD/DVD driver form your system disk.