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I have recently installed a CD burner. My computer is not detecting the burner. I didn't have any more plugs to put the IDE ribbon cord into. So, I took the secondary plug on the IDE ribbon for the D drive and put it into the burner. I have labeled the C drive as the master and the D drive as the slave--then also switched them around to see if that was the problem.

Also, my Sound Blaster Audio PCI 128D Legacy Device is showing up with the following error...

This device cannot find any free Direct Memory Access resources to use (Code 2). If you want to use this device, you must disable another device that is using the resources this device needs.

However, my sound has always worked..even with the error.
 

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For an IDE device to work it needs to have the jumpers on it set correctly and it must be enabled in BIOS.

You said you plugged the IDE cable from your second hard drive into the CD - did you make sure that the jumper on the CD is set to SLAVE?

Did you check in BIOS to make sure that the secondary IDE channel is looking for a second device?
 

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How do I set the BIOS...where are they located in my computer? There is nothing in the manual that I received with the cd burner about BIOS. The jumper is set to slave.
 

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BIOS is accessed at boot up, before you get into Windows.

On some computers you press DEL, on others it is F2 or some other key. Hopefully your machine will tell you which key to hit.

Once in BIOS take a look around for IDE or HDD information. What you want to see is if the CDR is listed or not.

Also - you said that you set it to slave. Did you make sure that your hard drive was set to Master of a slave? Some drives default to that, but others need to be changed.
 

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Thank you for all your help. I think my problem goes far beyond what I think they are...I called for a technician to come in and solve my problems...there goes a paycheck! YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN GREAT!!!!
 
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