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CDrom Mode 4 ore other other setting?

Posted on 2004-09-16
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I have a pc at hand with a CDROM drive Goldstar cdrom CRD-8320B (LG) and a CDROM drive HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B (LG Electronics) and one has a MODE 4 setting in the bios and the other UDMA 2.

They appear to be functioning not that well (not reading when I open Explorer, failing on a RW CD). How do I find oiut what is the correct bios setting for either of them?
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Ideally, you want your drives to be running with DMA, which is faster than PIO mode 4.  If you automatically  detect the drives in your BIOS, it usually tries to connect at the highest speed possible.  Your problem reading a CDRW disc has nothing to do with this - many CDRW discs are not readable by other machines, because they are less compatible than CD-Rs.
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Make sure the CD-ROM drives are on the secondary IDE channel and not sharing a channel with the hard drive (if you're comfortable working with the inside of your computer). Another thing to try is to upgrade/install your motherboard software from the motherboard maker's website.
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Thanks for the info / advice.
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