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I add another dvd rom to my PC but it refuses to load my operating system. my OS is windoow xp celeron iv with 40G hard disk. Desktop computer with 256GHz ram. I eqully returned the rom using corect cabling still the problem remain unsolved.

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There may be a clash of IRQs of the DVD ROMs....
the 1st DVD ROM has been alotted a IRQ and then you connected the 2nd DVD ROM but the OS does not know which DVD ROM drive to look for while loading the OS to look for the boot CD....based on the setting in BIOS for boot order....
plus you may have to define both the DVD roms as primary and slave by making changes in the jumper cables...
(google and loacte the solution for the jumper setting for that)
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