2hhd 1cdrom 1cdrw how to

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by whogivesa, Jan 25, 2002.

  1. whogivesa

    whogivesa Guest

    when I set up Xp I had 1 hhd and my writer. Every thing was ok
    so i put in my other hhd and my cdrom. C:\ as master ide 1
    and cdrom slave. Writer as master on ide 2 2nd hhd as slave. But when I tried to reboot got blue screen with heeps of writing. So I swap every thing about put 2 hhd on same ribbon and cdroms on the other Xp started up ok. Is this just an Xp thing or is there some thing I am missing.

    amd 800 128meg XP Pro
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    you'd have to let us know what the blue screen said the error was, it's possible you had a jumper wrong or such or you need to change the boot.ini first...just let us know what the error on the blue screen is :)
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

    i have mine as

    hd as master on 1
    cdwr as slave on 1

    dvd as master on 2
    hd as slave on 2
    (i've also had these two the other way around)

    always worked ok
  4. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

    San Diego, California
    not sure if this is bs but I heard you never put the burner and cd-rom on the same ide channel...get buffer and underrun errors....never tried it I always do it master hard drive burner slave...and ide2 back up drive and cd rom..
  5. whogivesa

    whogivesa Guest

    thanks for all your help. Plugged up everything the way it show be, then i ran the repair function on xp disk, deleted all system files and set up again when it had finished everything working great. Thanks again to all who replied