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Thread: ZipCD Drive 12x4x32 is not recognized by Windows'98

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2000

    Exclamation ZipCD Drive 12x4x32 is not recognized by Windows'98

    My new ZipCD Drive 12x4x32 is not recognized by Windows'98 and is not assigned a drive letter. On Primary IDE I have a hard drive as master and there is no other device on Primary IDE as slave. On Secondary IDE I have another hard drive as Master and ZipCD as Slave. BIOS reports all three devices correctly. After booting (Windows 98 First Edition - I have not upgraded to SE) there is no Drive letter assigned to ZipCD. When I goto the ControlPanel->System->Devices.. I can see a CDROM but its properties say that device it is mounted on (Secondary IDE) is not working properly. There is a yellow ! sign in front of secondary IDE and it says it is not working properly. I can still access the second hard drive on Secondary IDE. I have tried switching the Master/Slave on secondary IDE (i.e. ZipCD as Master and hard drive as Slave) but the same problem persists. If I boot through DOS boot disk I can access all three devices but not through Windows'98 .

    I have made sure that the ZipCD drive works by putting it as Master on Secondary with no other device as Slave. It also works if I put is as Slave on Primary IDE (though it burns very slow).

    Due to the physical space constraints (location of slots) I can not put 2 devices on Primary IDE so I have to put both ZipCD and second hard drive on Secondary IDE.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    San Diego, CA 92128


    The yellow splat means you have a conflict on the system or the device driver was not installed properly.
    Go to control panel-> systems-> device manager->click on the cd-rw drive and then click properties.Then click on driver and click on update driver.
    If you have the cd-rom came with your cd-rw use that and use search for a driver in a specific location and load driver for your drive.

    If you do not have cd-rom then go to the manufacturer website, download latest driver and load them. Things should work just fine.

    Hope this helps.


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