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drw-1814bl wont boot dvds or cds


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#1 starcraftmaster

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:01 AM

hey guys
i got the IDE drw-1814bl DVD burner

the drive works fine ,it burns and reads fine
but when it comes to booting stuff from the bios it wont boot

i tried booting a windows xp and ubuntu cd from it but it wont boot
i treid changing settings in the bios like ide 1,2,3,4 and CDROM but none of them work

this computer is quite old(amost 10 years)
is it maybe that the bios is to old for the drive ?

there is also a cd rom burner drive in the computer to
this cd rom burner boots the windows xp and ubuntu cds fine

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:32 PM

any one ?

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 07:52 AM

Does the BIOS reflect boot options for two optical drives?

A system/BIOS that is 10 years old...probably came about when there was only 1 optical drive in a system...and may not be capable of reflecting two optical drives as boot devices.

The simple test is to temporarily disconnect the older drive and just connect the newer one...and see if it behaves as expected.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:20 AM

Does the BIOS reflect boot options for two optical drives?
no, just has one option(the bios detects it as a CDROM so it should boot cds )



The simple test is to temporarily disconnect the older drive and just connect the newer one...and see if it behaves as expected.

i will try that


thanks for the help

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 06:36 AM

yes hamluis that is the problem with the drive
thanks for the help

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 10:47 AM

Glad you solved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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