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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 19, 2005 4:52:00 PM

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Hello everyone. I'm trying to get an IDE Internal Aopen DVD-ROM to
connect to a Laptop using a Bytecc BT-200 IDE ---> USB converter, so
that the Internal DVD-ROM drive will sit to the side of the Laptop.
The Laptop DVD-ROM is broke and I don't want to buy one for $400.00.

So, I have a USB 2.0 Port on the back of the Laptop. I'm running XP
Pro SP2.

I connect the IDE end of the converter to the Internal, (now External),
DVD-ROM drive, then I connect the USB end of the converter to the USB
Port on the back of the laptop. I have the DVD-ROM drive Jumper set to
Master.

In Device Manager, it sees the DVD-ROM as "USB Mass Storage Device".
Now, you need power to the DVD-ROM drive. As soon as I connect power
to the ROM drive, the device shows a Yellow Bang in Device Manager.

I know that the Bytecc BT-200 IDE ---> USB converter works because I
took it back to the place I bought it, and the guy hooked it up to his
computer and I saw the computer accessing the ROM drive that he had
hooked up to it. You don't need any drivers.

I can never see this drive in Windows Explorer.

I have also tried this with a stand alone Desktop computer with the
same setup as the Laptop, I get the same problem her too!

I have tried to use a different DVD-ROM drive, an HP, but the same
problem. Again no extra drivers needed here, as the HP drive is from
the same computer that I'm trying to get it to work with externally
through the USB port and all the HP drivers for this drive is already
on the computer.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks a lot.

Todd.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 19, 2005 5:18:17 PM

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Hi Carey, thanks for responding so fast. I tried what you said. I
removed the jumper from the DVD-ROM drive. Then I rebooted the system.
Same problem. I tried setting the Drive to Slave, no luck.

So I tried to Disable the device and then Enabled it, same problem. So
I tried to uninstall it and then do a New Hardware Search. The Device
Manager finds it but same Yellow Bang as soon as I attached power to
the Drive. Or, if the power is already attached to it when I do the
above things, same Yellow Bang in Device Manager.

This is stupid, it should work.

Todd.


Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
> Remove the DVD-ROM drive jumper.
> You do not need one with your scenario.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "newjeep75" wrote:
>
> | Hello everyone. I'm trying to get an IDE Internal Aopen DVD-ROM to
> | connect to a Laptop using a Bytecc BT-200 IDE ---> USB converter, so
> | that the Internal DVD-ROM drive will sit to the side of the Laptop.
> | The Laptop DVD-ROM is broke and I don't want to buy one for $400.00.
> |
> | So, I have a USB 2.0 Port on the back of the Laptop. I'm running XP
> | Pro SP2.
> |
> | I connect the IDE end of the converter to the Internal, (now External),
> | DVD-ROM drive, then I connect the USB end of the converter to the USB
> | Port on the back of the laptop. I have the DVD-ROM drive Jumper set to
> | Master.
> |
> | In Device Manager, it sees the DVD-ROM as "USB Mass Storage Device".
> | Now, you need power to the DVD-ROM drive. As soon as I connect power
> | to the ROM drive, the device shows a Yellow Bang in Device Manager.
> |
> | I know that the Bytecc BT-200 IDE ---> USB converter works because I
> | took it back to the place I bought it, and the guy hooked it up to his
> | computer and I saw the computer accessing the ROM drive that he had
> | hooked up to it. You don't need any drivers.
> |
> | I can never see this drive in Windows Explorer.
> |
> | I have also tried this with a stand alone Desktop computer with the
> | same setup as the Laptop, I get the same problem her too!
> |
> | I have tried to use a different DVD-ROM drive, an HP, but the same
> | problem. Again no extra drivers needed here, as the HP drive is from
> | the same computer that I'm trying to get it to work with externally
> | through the USB port and all the HP drivers for this drive is already
> | on the computer.
> |
> | Does anyone have any ideas?
> |
> | Thanks a lot.
> |
> | Todd.
August 19, 2005 6:24:53 PM

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newjeep75@hotmail.com wrote:

> Hi Carey, thanks for responding so fast. I tried what you said. I
> removed the jumper from the DVD-ROM drive. Then I rebooted the
> system.
> Same problem. I tried setting the Drive to Slave, no luck.
>
> So I tried to Disable the device and then Enabled it, same problem.
> So
> I tried to uninstall it and then do a New Hardware Search. The Device
> Manager finds it but same Yellow Bang as soon as I attached power to
> the Drive. Or, if the power is already attached to it when I do the
> above things, same Yellow Bang in Device Manager.

>> | Hello everyone. I'm trying to get an IDE Internal Aopen DVD-ROM to
>> | connect to a Laptop using a Bytecc BT-200 IDE ---> USB converter,
>> | so that the Internal DVD-ROM drive will sit to the side of the
>> | Laptop. The Laptop DVD-ROM is broke and I don't want to buy one for
>> | $400.00.
>> |
>> | So, I have a USB 2.0 Port on the back of the Laptop. I'm running
>> | XP Pro SP2.
>> |
>> | I connect the IDE end of the converter to the Internal, (now
>> | External), DVD-ROM drive, then I connect the USB end of the
>> | converter to the USB
>> | Port on the back of the laptop. I have the DVD-ROM drive Jumper
>> | set to Master.
>> |
>> | In Device Manager, it sees the DVD-ROM as "USB Mass Storage
>> | Device".
>> | Now, you need power to the DVD-ROM drive. As soon as I connect
>> | power to the ROM drive, the device shows a Yellow Bang in Device
>> | Manager.
>> |
>> | I know that the Bytecc BT-200 IDE ---> USB converter works because
>> | I took it back to the place I bought it, and the guy hooked it up
>> | to his computer and I saw the computer accessing the ROM drive that
>> | he had
>> | hooked up to it. You don't need any drivers.
>> |
>> | I can never see this drive in Windows Explorer.
>> |
>> | I have also tried this with a stand alone Desktop computer with the
>> | same setup as the Laptop, I get the same problem her too!
>> |
>> | I have tried to use a different DVD-ROM drive, an HP, but the same
>> | problem. Again no extra drivers needed here, as the HP drive is
>> | from the same computer that I'm trying to get it to work with
>> | externally through the USB port and all the HP drivers for this
>> | drive is already on the computer.

I'm wondering if you just don't have enough power to run the drive
externally. Try putting the drive in an external usb drive enclosure
that gets power from the wall outlet and not your computer. I have a
Thermaltake 5.25" I like a lot - I use it for a hard drive but you can
use it for optical drives, too.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 19, 2005 6:37:55 PM

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Thanks Malke, but I do have it pluged into the wall. The bytecc BT-200
EDI----> USB converter comes with the adapter.

Here's a link to the Converter than I'm using:

http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/bytecc_bt200/ind...

It shows the exact Converter that I'm running.


Thanks,

Todd.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 19, 2005 7:03:41 PM

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Remove the DVD-ROM drive jumper.
You do not need one with your scenario.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"newjeep75" wrote:

| Hello everyone. I'm trying to get an IDE Internal Aopen DVD-ROM to
| connect to a Laptop using a Bytecc BT-200 IDE ---> USB converter, so
| that the Internal DVD-ROM drive will sit to the side of the Laptop.
| The Laptop DVD-ROM is broke and I don't want to buy one for $400.00.
|
| So, I have a USB 2.0 Port on the back of the Laptop. I'm running XP
| Pro SP2.
|
| I connect the IDE end of the converter to the Internal, (now External),
| DVD-ROM drive, then I connect the USB end of the converter to the USB
| Port on the back of the laptop. I have the DVD-ROM drive Jumper set to
| Master.
|
| In Device Manager, it sees the DVD-ROM as "USB Mass Storage Device".
| Now, you need power to the DVD-ROM drive. As soon as I connect power
| to the ROM drive, the device shows a Yellow Bang in Device Manager.
|
| I know that the Bytecc BT-200 IDE ---> USB converter works because I
| took it back to the place I bought it, and the guy hooked it up to his
| computer and I saw the computer accessing the ROM drive that he had
| hooked up to it. You don't need any drivers.
|
| I can never see this drive in Windows Explorer.
|
| I have also tried this with a stand alone Desktop computer with the
| same setup as the Laptop, I get the same problem her too!
|
| I have tried to use a different DVD-ROM drive, an HP, but the same
| problem. Again no extra drivers needed here, as the HP drive is from
| the same computer that I'm trying to get it to work with externally
| through the USB port and all the HP drivers for this drive is already
| on the computer.
|
| Does anyone have any ideas?
|
| Thanks a lot.
|
| Todd.
August 19, 2005 9:21:21 PM

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newjeep75@hotmail.com wrote:

> Thanks Malke, but I do have it pluged into the wall. The bytecc
> BT-200 EDI----> USB converter comes with the adapter.
>
> Here's a link to the Converter than I'm using:
>
> http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/bytecc_bt200/ind...
>
> It shows the exact Converter that I'm running.
>

Interesting gadget. I'm sorry, but I just don't know why it isn't
working for you. I guess you should contact the Bytecc tech support
people. I always try to do things the simplest way, and I've been happy
with the usb drive enclosure solution. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to
help you.

Good luck,

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 20, 2005 7:08:46 AM

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begin  trojan.vbs ... On Friday 19 August 2005 12:52 pm,
newjeep75@hotmail.com had this to say in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

> Hello everyone. I'm trying to get an IDE Internal Aopen DVD-ROM to
> connect to a Laptop using a Bytecc BT-200 IDE ---> USB converter, so
> that the Internal DVD-ROM drive will sit to the side of the Laptop.
> The Laptop DVD-ROM is broke and I don't want to buy one for $400.00.
>
> So, I have a USB 2.0 Port on the back of the Laptop. I'm running XP
> Pro SP2.
>
> I connect the IDE end of the converter to the Internal, (now External),
> DVD-ROM drive, then I connect the USB end of the converter to the USB
> Port on the back of the laptop. I have the DVD-ROM drive Jumper set to
> Master.
>
> In Device Manager, it sees the DVD-ROM as "USB Mass Storage Device".
> Now, you need power to the DVD-ROM drive. As soon as I connect power
> to the ROM drive, the device shows a Yellow Bang in Device Manager.
>
> I know that the Bytecc BT-200 IDE ---> USB converter works because I
> took it back to the place I bought it, and the guy hooked it up to his
> computer and I saw the computer accessing the ROM drive that he had
> hooked up to it. You don't need any drivers.
>
> I can never see this drive in Windows Explorer.
>
> I have also tried this with a stand alone Desktop computer with the
> same setup as the Laptop, I get the same problem her too!
>
> I have tried to use a different DVD-ROM drive, an HP, but the same
> problem. Again no extra drivers needed here, as the HP drive is from
> the same computer that I'm trying to get it to work with externally
> through the USB port and all the HP drivers for this drive is already
> on the computer.
>
> Does anyone have any ideas?
>
> Thanks a lot.
>
> Todd.

What version of Windoze are you using? It must be at least at SP1.


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