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CD-ROM Not listed in Dev manager

Bigpaws
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I just upgraded my system to a P II 266, BX chipset, 128MB RAM.  I have a Toshiba 16x CD-ROM drive.  
When I swapped motherboards (from an HX), windows complained, as it normally would under the
circumstances, it went through and recognized all my hardware (for the most part), and even set
up the CD-ROM which, after some fiddling with the system, works fine.  

The problem is that the CD-ROM is NOT listed in Device Manager, so I can't set it's properties.
Fortunately, it works the way I want it to, at this point, however, I want to get this problem fixed.

What's happening here?

Bill
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Sound's like you didn't install the BX .inf patch that comes with your motherboard.  Win95 doesn't support BX chipset by default, you need to apply the patch and let Win95 redetect your IDE controllers and chipset etc...

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Thanks... I did apply the patch after I realized there was a patch...and it redetected everything, and it still works, just like it did.  It's interesting that my Zip drive is an internal IDE type, and that IS listed in device manager, and the IDE CD-ROM drive isn't - yet it does work fine!

What next?

Bill
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Try remove both Primary and Secordery IDE channels, and let Window redetect it.  It might fix your problem.
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You don't happen to have a real mode driver installed for you CDROM do you?

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Thanks!  I deleted the IDE channels and it redetected them, again, this time with the CD-ROM listed in its proper place.


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..... Bigpaws, hate to break this to you....  You've just awarded the points to Seychell...

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I see, said the blind man - web trickery for those that are not paying attention.  No what.


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I mean, NOW what.

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Never mind, I was only kidding, no big deal :>

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Do the points get awarded to the last guy that left a message?  How does that work?

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You can suggest to Linda to re-direct them to larbel.  I really don't care one way or the other as the points are not importnat to me.

I am just glad your problem is solved !

Cheers

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Thanks!  
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