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5 ide devices in win95 Osr2..Possible?

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I have an Asus T2P4 motherboard with a P166.  I have 3 hard drives and 1 cdrom connected to the primary and secondary ide controlers on the motherboard.  What I want to do is connect another cdrom drive to the ide port on my soundblaster AWE 32 (non Plug and Play).  Problem is, I can't get windows 95 to reconize the ide port on the SB AWE.  I tried adding new hardware and adding a standard IDE port and setting it up with the same config as the AWE's ide port.. No Luck.  Is it possible to have 5 ide ports, in the way I want to do it?  If so, can someone tell me how to get windows to see the ide port on the soundcard.  I know the port works because I had a cdrom connected to it before I got this new motherboard.  
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busuka earned 20 total points
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This is not really problem of Win95 as problem of IDE connectors
configuration. Usually PC has 2 IDE connectors (Primary and
Secondary) that gives you up to 4 IDE devices. Now about SB.
Very rare set of soundcards has possibility to configure its IDE
port as tertiary or quarternary. You may search for jumper on SB
but I'm seriously doubt that SB has one. And don't forget that
every IDE connector has own port number and IRQ.
If I remember this correctly Primary port is 1E0, secondary is 170
and tertiary is 1E8, but I can be wrong. So if you so lucky to
configure 3rd IDE port and Win95 will not recognize its CD-ROM
try to install manually additional CD-ROM driver and configure its
resources to proper port/IRQ. Watch for IRQ conflicts.
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by:Coolers
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Thanks.. I did just that.. config the ide port on the SB to a tertiary and installed the port manually and BINGO!!  Got the second CD rom to work..

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