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My new DVD-RW cannot read CDs in Windows XP!

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80 wire cable are the ones that computers usually have?
Yesterday i did a clean install of Windows and same thing happens, so Windows is not the problem.
The motherboard maybe? It's an Asus A7V8X-X.
Thanks both Fenor and happyrck for all your help but i decided to give up and connect the DVD device alone. It seems that this is the only way i can make it work.

Edited by Diego8, 11 March 2007 - 09:52 AM.

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Just as a matter of interest, if you have two IDE connectors on the motherboard (some new boards have only 1, relying on SATA connectors for the HD) could you connect the cable with the two CD drives to the other connector? If The HD is connected to one please swap the two between them. is there any difference?

Re IDE cables: there are two types used to connect drives to the motherboard. Both have 40 pins at the end. The one with 40 leads is used to connect CD drives of all types and HDs of old computers. More modern HDs must be connected with 80 lead cables. They probably will work badly with 40 leads if at all. When you look at the cables you will notice that one is more dense then the other. Thats the 80 lead. It will support devices that usually work with 40 lead. No problem. The 40 lead, however, will not support HDs that need 80.
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