Installing a CDRW drive as a secondary drive. Secondary IDE controller error. Say's it's not installed properly.
Posted on 2003-03-18
Ok, here's the deal. I run on a Pent 3 1gig, 512RAM, and a 10gig HDD along with Windows ME. I recently purchased an internal sony CDRW. I'm pretty familar with getting around 'inside' the computer, as todays computers are made quite user friendly. So I simply popped it open and put the internal CDRW into the secondary slot under the main CD-ROM drive. I connected the power supply plug and the main wire. Exactly how the main CD-ROM drive is hooked up. I then restared my computer, and I noticed that it is not reading the CDRW drive, nor is it reading the original CD-ROM drive. When I disconnect the CDRW drive it reads fine again, but when I plug it in it doesn't read. I checked out the 'Add New Hardware' tab in the control panel and it appears the drive does read. Although I'm not too familar with what it should do now. So I'll explain it.
When I have windows search for Plug and Play devices a drive comes up that says 'Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)' and there's a little yellow explination point next to it. When I say 'yes the device is on the list' and click next the msg that comes up is 'The device is already installed but it has a problem. To view the properties of the device and see the problem and proposed solution, click FINISH'. Upon clicking finish the properties screen comes up and it says in the middle this device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed. (Code 10) It tells me to try upgrading the device drivers, but that doesn't work either. Anybody able to offer some assistance with me properly getting this CDRW drive installed? It's a CDRW Sony52x24x52x internal drive, if that makes any difference.