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Unable to Access CD-ROM Drive After Installing Windows 98


After you install Windows 98, you may be unable to access your CD-ROM drive. This can occur if you have a dual-channel IDE (Integrated Device Electronics) controller installed in your computer. To fix this:

  1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel, and double-click System
  2. select the Device Manager tab
  3. Double-click the Hard Disk Controllers branch to expand it, select your IDE controller, and then select Properties
  4. Select the Settings tab
  5. In the Dual IDE Channel Settings box, select Both IDE Channels enabled, and then click OK (2 times), and restart your computer