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Installation problem for a cd burner

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I want to install a cd burner, on w95.
The problem is:
In Device Manager I don't have CR-Rom category. The burner software doesn't find the cd burner.
My primary and secondary IDE controller(dual fifo) have a !, maybe it is for this.

I hope there is enough information.
Don
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by:CrazyOne
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>>>My primary and secondary IDE controller

Delete them and then reboot
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Also see if there is BIOS upgrade for your system.
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Make sure you have the proper cables and sometimes you do need to set the jumper on the back as master before it will show up. Also plug this CD into the same cable as the hardrive with the jumpers set to slave and see if it shows up.
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by:dosyl
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To be able to delete the IDE controllers I must to delete the parent's controller and I don't take risks.
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by:CrazyOne
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Do it in safe mode the OS will reinstall those drivers on next boot
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by:dosyl
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Scuse but if I do it in safe mode I cannot use CD to reinstall controllers ( I think)?
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by:CrazyOne
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Win 95 should have these drivers unless you remember installing specific drirvers for these items at some time.

Any try moving the CD to the hard disk cable first. And completely remove the secondary cable from the machine and see what happens. This doesn't require deleting anything from the registry.
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I took off the IDE cable and leaved the HDD and CD alone and nothing change.
When I start the pc I see  (before that I take off the cable) win starts:
The Hdd is there cd and cd burner I see each IRQ that they have.
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So what you are saying is the the BIOS is seeing these devices.
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Yes
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So what I must to do?
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by:CrazyOne
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It comes across to me that the drivers for the controllers have gotten messed up. That was the reason I suggested deleting them from the Device Manager so Win95 could refresh the drivers.
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How I will refresh the drivers? Only in starting it?
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I did what you said and now I saw the CD-ROM in the Device Manager. :))
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OOps, only in safe mode!!
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Only in safe mode hmmm. Do the IDE controllers still have the ! next to them?
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I took off in safe mode the CdRom and I have always the ! on the primary and secondary Controllers. It was old drivers that not correspond with the actual CdRom.
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I accept for the effort. It works but I never see it in the Device Manager. Thanks anyway.
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