My rebuilt Dell Optiplex GX110 has a Samsung SN-124 compact CD drive. I decided to upgrade it with a rebuilt Sanyo SN-308 DVD RW drive.
With the DVD RW drive physically connected in place of the CD drive, I get an error message on startup. Something about a secondary hard drive not found or not available. Then I see "Press F1 to continue or F2 to enter setup utility." When I go into BIOS, the DVD shows as an unknown drive. I checked to make sure that the drive type was set to "AUTO."
I double checked all my connections, took the computer apart and put it back together, then restarted...several times. I cannot see the DVD in Windows Explorer or Device Manager. I tried adding new hardware, and was unable to locate it...just as if it were completely absent.
The drive powers up and spins. The IDE cable is the same one that the CD drive used. Since this is actually a laptop drive, there is no jumper.
I disconnected the DVD and reconnected the CD drive, and everything works fine, except that there is no DVD drive.
Edited by elinatim, 29 July 2008 - 10:52 AM.