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I changed the configuration of my CD-ROM drive by moving it from master to slave or from one channel to another, and now it doesn't work
Explanation: You had a CD-ROM drive that was working in the system jumpered a particular way on a particular IDE channel. You changed the configuration (master to slave or vice-versa, or changed the IDE channel the drive was on) and now it will not work properly.
Diagnosis: The usual causes of this problem are incorrectly configuring the drive in its new configuration, or forgetting to change the parameters on the CD-ROM driver (if you are using a DOS driver in CONFIG.SYS). Many smarter, newer, better CD-ROM drivers search for and automatically find the CD-ROM on whatever channel it is. However, some CD-ROM drives just detect the location of the drive when you run the install program and code the location into the parameters of the CD-ROM driver then. In this case, if you change the location of the drive you have to manually edit the line that loads the driver in CONFIG.SYS to reflect the new position.