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Postby Imperialwar on Fri Nov 28, 2003 10:44 pm

I just recently got a MSI CR52-M internal ATAPI CD-ReWriter. The problem is the drive is not be detected by my pc even though it's all connected. Can I please get some help on this matter?
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Postby vsekh on Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:13 am

Make sure the pin is set correctly to master or slave based on how you have connected it to your IDE controller.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Nov 29, 2003 1:26 am

Make sure your BIOS is set to auto-detect the drive. If that doesn't help, try another IDE cable.
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Postby Imperialwar on Sat Nov 29, 2003 2:20 am

CDRecorder wrote:Make sure your BIOS is set to auto-detect the drive. If that doesn't help, try another IDE cable.


How do I check that?
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Nov 29, 2003 3:03 am

It is different for each motherboard; the general idea is to go into the BIOS setup and look for the IDE channel settings. Make sure that each device is set to "auto". Most likely, your motherboard is already set up this way, but it is good to check.
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Postby Imperialwar on Sat Nov 29, 2003 9:42 am

CDRecorder wrote:It is different for each motherboard; the general idea is to go into the BIOS setup and look for the IDE channel settings. Make sure that each device is set to "auto". Most likely, your motherboard is already set up this way, but it is good to check.


Done. It's just the pc does not detect the drive. Anyone know how to install the drivers?
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Postby Imperialwar on Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:23 am

Forgot to mention this before but the drive is an ATAPI. I don't know if that will help.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Nov 29, 2003 1:00 pm

Drivers aren't the issue here. If the BIOS can't see the drive, either the IDE cable, the drive, or the motherboard is defective. I'd recommend trying another IDE cable. If that doesn't help, your drive is probably defective.
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Postby Imperialwar on Sat Nov 29, 2003 1:57 pm

They said I need the file named "MSC0001"
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Nov 29, 2003 3:25 pm

Hmm, I'm not sure what that file is. If your BIOS isn't detecting it, though, you don't need it yet.

Have you tried another IDE cable?
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Postby cfitz on Sat Nov 29, 2003 3:36 pm

Imperialwar wrote:They said I need the file named "MSC0001"

That's related to the old MSCDEX.EXE DOS/Windows95/98/ME CD-ROM driver support. What OS are you using?

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Postby Imperialwar on Sat Nov 29, 2003 4:49 pm

cfitz wrote:
Imperialwar wrote:They said I need the file named "MSC0001"

That's related to the old MSCDEX.EXE DOS/Windows95/98/ME CD-ROM driver support. What OS are you using?

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Windows ME
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Postby Imperialwar on Sat Nov 29, 2003 4:50 pm

CDRecorder wrote:Have you tried another IDE cable?


Yep.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:23 pm

If the IDE cable didn't help and the jumpers are set properly, I'd suggest that you RMA the drive.
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Postby vsekh on Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:23 pm

Go into your bios and see if it detects the drive.
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Postby Imperialwar on Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:25 pm

CDRecorder wrote:If the IDE cable didn't help and the jumpers are set properly, I'd suggest that you RMA the drive.


RMA?
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Postby Imperialwar on Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:26 pm

vsekh wrote:Go into your bios and see if it detects the drive.


How do I check that?
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:31 pm

RMA basically means to have the drive replaced through its warranty. RMA stands for "Return Merchandise Authorization".

When the computer starts up, the BIOS usually lists all of the drives which it has detected. Vsekh was asking if the BIOS lists your drive when it starts up.
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Postby Imperialwar on Sat Nov 29, 2003 6:46 pm

CDRecorder wrote:RMA basically means to have the drive replaced through its warranty. RMA stands for "Return Merchandise Authorization".

When the computer starts up, the BIOS usually lists all of the drives which it has detected. Vsekh was asking if the BIOS lists your drive when it starts up.


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Postby vsekh on Sat Nov 29, 2003 9:24 pm

Did you connect this burner with another drive on the same cable?

If yes, make sure you have connected the pin in the back of both drives appropriately to slave or master since your motherboard does not show it on bootup.
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Postby Imperialwar on Sun Nov 30, 2003 2:42 am

vsekh wrote:Did you connect this burner with another drive on the same cable?

If yes, make sure you have connected the pin in the back of both drives appropriately to slave or master since your motherboard does not show it on bootup.


Master - CD Burner
Slave - 250MB Zip Drive
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Postby vsekh on Sun Nov 30, 2003 6:57 pm

Try disconnecting the Zip drive and bootup your system to see if it sees the burner.
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Postby Imperialwar on Sun Nov 30, 2003 10:15 pm

vsekh wrote:Try disconnecting the Zip drive and bootup your system to see if it sees the burner.


It was the zip drive that caused all of this. Thanx guys for helping me.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Nov 30, 2003 10:16 pm

I'm glad that the drive is working now!
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Postby vsekh on Sun Nov 30, 2003 10:36 pm

I had this problem with my internal 250 MB zip drive. It runs in PIO mode. So, I was not able to connect any CD drives or hard drives to it. I ended up putting it away and started using rewritable CDs instead to store data.

Glad you are able to use your MSI burner. :)
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