I have a donated Dell OptiPlex 745 that came with XP and 1 gig of Ram. I've been playing around with it and have installed Win 7, added 512mb of Ram and removed the old DVD rom and installed an HP DVD burner from an old Laptop I had for parts. This OptiPlex has a Laptop type DVD that installs in a holder before installing in case.
I checked all the plugs and connections and all are ok.
When I start Windows I get 2 beeps and a message telling me "Drive 1 not found" serial ata, sata-1
F1 to continue or F2 to run setup utility.
The DVD will power up and open the door if I press the door button. In windows explorer it shows I have a CD drive. If I right click and press "eject" I get a popup saying "an error has occurred while ejecting CD drive F"
In Device Manager it does not show a DVD/CD Rom drive option so I can't check for drivers.
It's like the power is ok at the drive but the Communication isn't there. Is there something else I can check? I tried Windows support several times and nothing there has worked.
Thanks for any help...