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#1 trackerxx

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 12:10 PM

Windows won't recognize the disk drives on my computer. I opened up the box to see if any of the connectors had come loose. Didn't see anything obvious. Both drives accept cd's and are powered up but windows won't recognize them... What is my first step?

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 06:46 PM

Try:control panel>system>hardware>and find your IDE/ATA/ATAPI. There is a primary and secondary controller.Install both if not installed (right click to open).
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Posted 09 April 2005 - 06:57 PM

Actually, you would want to First Make sure that your BIOS is recognizing them. Right After Post, during boot up, tap F1 (some computer instead of F1, the key is ESC or DEL or F2) until you get into your BIOS. THen See if Your BIOS is listed the drive. If it is not, then it probably is a jumper (on the back of the CD ROM) that is set wrong.

If it is recognizing the CD ROM, then try the IDE Controllers as gunner suggested
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