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Dvd Drive Wont Be Recognized


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#1 skyline_2k7

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 04:06 PM

well my dvd drive was working fine unt il one day it just stopped working, so i returned it to newegg and then i got a new one i plugged in everything correctly and when i put in a cd or dvd the green light turns on and i can hear something spinning, but i cant even FIND THE DRIVE LETTER IN MY COMPUTER!!! one other wierd thing is that it shows up in the BIOS but not in My computer or Device manager

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 04:11 PM

Try using Add new hardware in Control Panel. If it doesn't see it, make sure the ribbon cable is secure
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 04:16 PM

i cant even find it in add hardware

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 11:51 PM

Is this a ATA or SATA drive? Check the connection of the data cable at the rear of the drive and the motherboard.

Try downloading SIW, it's free and if the drive is in there it will detect it, if it doesn't then try replacing the data cable.

Just another thought, what is the jumper set to?

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 06:11 PM

first of all it is a DVD DRIVE, and not a HARD DRIVE, second my IDE cables are alligned and my BIOS recognizes it but XP does not, third my jumper is master

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 06:48 PM

DVD burners also have SATA connections not only hard drives. That's why it was asked. Have you installed or got rid of any audio or burning programs recently?
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 10:46 PM

umm i think i uninstalled daemon tools




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