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I have tried adding an Acer cdrw to my system (an amd 333 mhz, 64 mgs ram, running windows 98). After I have installed the hardware and rebooted, the computer recognizes both cds. Then when I try to make any copies it begins the process with testing and then promptly locks up.  I have tried installing both cds on ide port #2 as master and slave and also with one as slave to the hard drive on ide port #1.  No change.  Help?
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What kind of CD Writing program you use?

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You need to put the cd-rw on an ide controller alone, with not other device. Much data is transferred from the hard drive to the cd-rw and one controller just can't handle all that traffic. I would imagine that your errors say something about 'buffer overruns'.

If you have too many ide devices to do this, find a good IDE controller card, there are some nice ones on the market, which would allow you to put as many as 4 more ide devices in your computer.
Good luck, you'll love your burner when you get it working.
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I neglected to say that I removed the cdrw from my computer and installed it the same way in another with an intell pentium chip with atx board and it works just fine sharing an ide port.  Is this other system capable of higher levels of data transfer?
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