What to do with my cd rom


I wanted to increase my RAM to 256mb from 128. The shop recommended a 128mb SDRAM for PC133 so I installed it. I did this at the same time when I installed a 30GIG slave hard drive. I turned it on and after so many tries but it kept saying "Windows Protection error while initialising device VPICD". I removed the new 128mb SDRAM and the problem disappeared. However, I have another problem. I can not use my CD ROM drive and DVD drive. Now I have a "D" drive, (second hard drive) and an "E" drive which is called system_saved. My computer is also very slow now. I hope you have some tips on restoring my cd rom and DVD drives. Thank you

Joseph Dango


This question was answered on May 18, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Here are some of my personal tips with out the ram chip your computer is going to definatly slow down because of the new hard ware For the slave hard drive problem and the cd problem make sure that u use the same scucci wire for your cd drive and use a seperate wire for your hard drive that will help relive confusion and the next tip would be check the jumper settings on all your divices and can also lead to the problems of your sow down Worse case senario take all the important files from your old hard drve and save them on a cd or floppy remove your old hard drive and just instal the new one by itself as a master drive all you got to do after that is just use the restore cd on the new hard drive and just instal your operating system it would be the same procedure as if you were to reboot your computer.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 18, 2003