Having problems with your Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop ?

I want to put in an additional dvd-rom drive in my desktop in the expansion slot. Do I need software for this. I have a Phillips dvd-rom drive from my old desktop..year 2005? thanks


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Windows xp vista or W7 should auto install any drivers needed for DVD/CD players

the one thing you will need to, if you keep your existing drive when adding the additional drive is set one to slave and one as master.

At the rear of the DVD player on the lower edge at the back of your drive on top,there is a small diagram which is written as follows,CS(cable select),SL(slave)and MA(master),look at the order they are written
you will notice there are selection of pins with a jumper set the jumper to master on the DVD you put to the top in the bay.
If you have two drives on one IDE cable the drive at the very end of the cable is always set to master. The drive in the middle of the cable is set to slave
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\015\012hope this helps
Hi:
\015\012You might be able to do this, but need to do a little detective work first.
\015\012You need to power down your desktop, and take off the side cover. You need to find out if there is a motherboard connection available to connect your old dvd rom to. Most older DVD drives are IDE, meaning they connected with the flat, ribbon cable. Some newer computers only use SATA drives, and don't have any spare IDE ribbon connections open. Other considerations are the physical mounting of the DVD drive in your desktop. some computers , such as Gateway and Emachines have curved fronts that make it tougher to install a standard, flat faced drive, and secure them, without modifying the case, so try to check all of these things out first~!
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