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#1 itineran

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 09:05 PM

I lost the CD-ROM drive, which was the E: drive, when I

disconnected the CD-ROM from the motherboard. It

doesn't appear anymore in 'My Computer'. How do I add

a drive back so that my CD-ROM works again?

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#2 Leurgy

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 09:15 PM

Hi itineran and welcome to BC

You just need to plug the drive back in to the motherboard and it will work again. You say it was the E: drive. Do you have two hard drives or just one with two partitions?

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 09:17 PM

My first thought is, well...
plug it back in to the mobo?
make sure the power is also?
should be seen as new hardware upon reboot.
the driver's required should still be available on your hard drive.
Do you get any particular error message if/when new hardware found prompts are followed?
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Posted 19 February 2005 - 09:34 PM

You won't get the new hardware wizard with a CD-ROM as it is natively driven from the bios. Thats why it will work as a boot device. Similiar to the way a hard drive is seen.

Yes you do need to attach the power connector and the ribbon cable. Some CD-ROMs also have a small wire for sound that goes to the mobo or the sound card.

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