[thelist] Help! CD-Rom problems with PC upgrade

Steve Purkiss stephenpurkiss at btopenworld.com
Wed Oct 30 16:07:02 CST 2002


I'm upgrading my machine from an old Cyrix6x86 to a Duron 1.3 but I can't get the CD-Rom drive to work. The only old parts I'm using are the CD, floppy, and monitor.

I've got an Epox EP-8KLM2 motherboard which has 2 x UDMA 66/100 connectors which it says are backwards-compatible with ATA/33, however when I plug the CD drive in it won't go any further than "Detecting IDE drives". The drive was working fine on my old machine.

What am I doing wrong? It's years since I built a PC, so I'm a bit out of touch I'm afraid!



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