it has power and is attached to the MoBo but it isnt showing up anywhere when I try to access it.
I checked the connections even tried a different HDD cable - shouldn't windows detect it automatically?
It is the only disc drive and is set up as master but I also tried it on cable select too.
The drawer opens and it definately has power but isnt showing up.
I ran new hardware wizard and it didnt detect anything. the drive had been attached to the current system for quite some time and worked previously. It was removed at some point to be used as a second drive on another system and works fine when attached to a different pc.
When I open My Computer there is no D drive and no cd/dvd tab in control panel/system/hardware folder either
I am sure the hdd cable is correctly connected and it is not on the same IDE channel as the hard drive
Edited by genthore, 14 January 2011 - 01:37 PM.