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Installing a cd-rom drive on a very old computer

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by atzero, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. atzero

    atzero Member

    Oct 27, 2004
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    I have a Packard Bell Legend 386x that i am trying to install a cd-rom drive into, just for the heck of it.

    My problem is in the bios, there is no setting for a cd-rom drive. There are only options for a 3.5" floppy, a 5" floppy, and two hard drives (with options to change HD properties like cylinders, heads, sectors, etc.). What do i set the cd-rom drive as?
    Is there any way to get around this. BTW, the bios is a chip, not the flashable type. thanks
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Oct 15, 2004
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    all bioses are on a chip, just that some older pentiums & before computer bios chip had to be physically removed & put on a eprom programer. done that. set cdrom as slave(jumper wise) to the hd & load cdrom software onto computer so it can see cdrom. but possibility might have compatibilty problems between hd & cd

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