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November 4, 2006 2:43:42 PM

Greetings. I am installing a Lite-On SHM-165H6S in a friends computer. XP only recognizes it as a cdrom, and occasionally will reboot when installing the driver. I tried to update the IDE driver, but still no luck. The motherboard is an ECS K7S5A. It has run flawlessly until this. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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a b G Storage
November 4, 2006 3:15:27 PM

master/slave jumpers on botn drives are set correctly? does the Bios see it?
November 4, 2006 3:16:02 PM

Maybe the balance was tipped on powersupply when adding that device.

I assume jumper settings are correct on ALL the ide devices. Some harddives have jumper settings for: master, slave, or master-alone, or master + slave.

Please give more info on exactly what is connected on the ide channels

what is on ide channel 1 and 0? And what are the jumper setting options and what jumpers do you currently have shorted out on each device.

I find its better to have all cd/dvd devices on one ide channel and harddrives on another. Sometime you will run into problems mixing dvd/cd and harddrives on the same ide channel

What processor is on that k7 board?

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November 4, 2006 3:46:48 PM

hi~
do you try to change other IDE cable port to testing?
November 4, 2006 4:05:56 PM

On this ide channel there is a Asus combo drive, and the burner, the other only has the hard drive. Bios sees the RW drive, but not the combo drive which has been there from the start. I know the RW drive is set to slave because I checked when I put it in. So the jumpers are ok.
a b G Storage
November 4, 2006 4:13:30 PM

but is the other one set to master, it could be set of cable select, or slave and it would have previously worked quite happily.
November 4, 2006 4:13:32 PM

try taking out the combo drive to see what happens

was the burner an oem product? Try using the cables provided with it if you bought a boxed version.

is it possible the cables arent properly seated?
November 4, 2006 4:17:42 PM

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On this ide channel there is a Asus combo drive, and the burner, the other only has the hard drive. Bios sees the RW drive, but not the combo drive which has been there from the start. I know the RW drive is set to slave because I checked when I put it in. So the jumpers are ok.


Step one, right off the bat, is to try the Lite-on ALONE! Does it work as a single Master? No other device on the cable? That will obviate any issues related to Bios incompatibility and drivers. Get it going as a single THEN worry about it sharing the channel with another Atapi device. Many writers/DVD/CDroms don't work well together.

I also have that Liteon model. It will work as a slave to a BenQ DW1640, but neither device works properly with the Liteon as master and the BenQ as Slave.
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