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Okay, so I got a new computer, and like an idiot, I ordered a CD Drive for it without realizing it.

I'm like "Okay, that's fine, I can just take the DVD drive from my old computer!"

Keep in mind this is a working DVD drive when I pull it out of my old computer.

I put in into my new computer, plug in all neccessary cords, and it looks fine, so I shut the case and power up.

To test, I insert a copy of Oblivion and attempt to install it. However, my computer locks up.

After several reboots and trials, I discover I can look at the contents of the cd, but when I try and autorun it/install, it locks up to the point where I can't move the cursor or anything. I try another DVD. This causes the computer to lock up as well.

However, I try putting in a burned CD with some image files on it. I try copying these image files from the cd to the desktop, and that works FINE.

So, I've now put the drive back in my old computer, and it's actually successfully installing oblivion right now.

Any ideas on what might be wrong? Faulty cable, perhaps? Or do I just need to configure something?
post #2 of 6
eh maybe the CD and DVD are both set to master on those things you put on the pins.. you know what I mean...?
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You mean in the motherboard setup you can access at startup?
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No, on the actual drive itself, there should be a little black(usually) "jumper", with metal pins and stuff. If you look above the pins, you'll see like "Master" "Slave" whatever.
If both drives are on the master setting, you may encounter problems. So have one on master and one on slave
Also, make sure you plugged in the IDE cable correctly, and all snuggly lol
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post #5 of 6
Little metal pins on the back, have a rubber jumper on them. You need to set 1 to Master, and One to slave. For me, i had to set my cd-rom as master and my dvd drive as slave. Its as simple as looking at the picture on the drive itself, and changing little rubber covers
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The other jumper setting is CS...Cable Select
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