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CD ROM NOT WORKING


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sunny441

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Hello:

My CD drive is hooked up to the power source and plugged into the mobo - the drive ejects and closes like it should. THe only problem is that the Computer does not recognise the drive - and also there is no mention of this drive in the SETUP. :whistling: Could this be the end for my trusted samsung hard drive??? Also this drive is hooked into the secondary IDE slot on the Mobo by a hdd cable. Is this the right thing to do?? It has been working like this for a while.

Hope you guys can help me out

Thanks


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computerwiz12890

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Check the jumper settings for all your IDE devices. Also make sure you don't have the Ribbon cables plugged in backwards. They normally have notches nowadays to prevent that, but you may have a cable without the notch.

If you're not sure how your devices should be set up (talkin about the jumpers), let me know how you have everything set up or would like it to be. For example, my system's setup is:

Primary Device 0: Western Digital 40 GB hard drive Has my operating system
Secondary Device 0: Maxtor 40 GB hard drive Use it as backup or extra storage
Primary Device 1: CD-RW
Secondary Device 1: DVD-RW

Edited by computerwiz12890, 08 May 2006 - 04:45 PM.

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