Not recogonizing Two cd rom drives

I have a 600 mhz p3 with 256 megs of ram i can not get windows me to recognize two cdroms one is a sony burner and the other just a standard 52x  i am at a loss here they both work whenever only one is plugged into the ide cable but you plug them both in  only one is seen by the operating system  and i have played with the jumpers and that seems to do no good what so ever any help would be greatly appreciated
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Adrian DobrotaNetworking EngineerCommented:
Well, the CDRW unit is reccomanded to be set as master. Place it as master on the secondary IDE cable
And on the Primary IDE, you'll have the hdd set as master and the cdrom set as slave.
It should definetly work.
When you say "it doesn't" work, you mean BIOS isn't detecting them or what?
If BIOS detects them, but win causes problems, check for CDEmulator software installed, or defective CdWriting software....those are usually trouble causing.
Please come back with details if more info needed.


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QuilbyAuthor Commented:
thanks for the speedy reply
bios is not recogonizing the second one
i am not able to put another piece of equipment on the primary ide because i have a slave hard drive

So why don't you do just put a hdd and a cd rom one cable and so on??  It might just change your drive letters in windows, but as long as your c: stays where it is, that shouldn't be a problem.
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