I am puzzled by my problem. I currently installed Windows XP and found out that my CD-R drive (HP 1700+, burns at 2x) is incompatible with my Windows XP.
MASTER: 30 GB HARD DRIVE
SLAVE: HP CD-R
If I remove my HP CD-R, my computer will not boot up at all. It says that it can not find my primary device (hard drive). If I go into BIOS and set my secondary device from auto to none (IDE1), I can get only to safe mode of Windows XP. I do not understand why this happens. Can someone help me out? Also the HP CD-R does not showup under Windows XP Device Manager. I have removed it when I was in safe mode.