My system has 2 on board EIDE controllers. The primary controller had 2 hard drives on it and the second controller had CD player on it.
The problem is that when I added a 3rd hard drive to the system by attaching it to the second controller, the CD stopped working properly. It can only read the top level directory.
I have 3 complete computer systems and by switching hardware around, I have been able to determine the following:
Yes. The hard drive is master and the CD is slave.
No. It is not the CD I am trying to read.
No. It is not the CD player.
No. It is not the EIDE controller.
No. It is not the cable.
Yes. I have tried reinstalling drivers.
Windows95 will not even detect it anymore using hardware detection.
I am running Windows95 version 4.00.950.
I think this blasted PNP has reassigned something. I don't know what and I don't know where.
Perhaps there is a "mode" problem.