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Same Problem as guy previous, CDRW not detected


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My cousin pressed reset while the computer had appeared to crash. When I restarted it, it took ages for windows to boot, when it does boot cdrw is not detetcted.

On startup it says:

Primary Master : Maxtor 4R080J0
Primary Slave : (None)
Secondary Master : (None)
Secondary Slave : (None)

People suggested i take out the leads to the drive and put them back in, that didn't work, i took out the battery and replaced it that didn't work, i deleted the upper and lowerfilters from the registry files that didn't work. I'm not too skilled and dont want to touch much in case i make it worse.

Any ideas?
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This sounds like your CPU is not even detecting it in CMOS. Go into CMOS and see if you can do an auto detect on the CDRW. Also, does the CDRW power up and spool up (can't think of a better way to say it)?
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There is power to it, Ive been in CMOS and i cant find it or detect it.

Do you think it would help if i tried a new CDRW drive, or do you think there something wrong with the CPU or IDE cables??
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There is power to it, Ive been in CMOS and i cant find it or detect it.

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Do you mean that you've tried the auto-detect option & the bios found nothing?

If so, then I would check the IDE cable first - check for a secure connection at both ends of the cable (I assume that if this has happened all of a sudden & no one has fiddled with the cable beforehand, then the cable must be connected the right way round, otherwise it wouldn't have worked to start with).

If thats all OK, then check the power connection to the drive & make sure the plastic jumper on the rear of the drive is still in place.

Next, try a different IDE cable.

You could also check that the secondary controller (assuming the CDROM is on the secondary not the primary) hasn't somehow been disabled in the bios.
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I took out the cdrw drive and tried a friends spare one and that worked fine. So the drive is broke basically, all sorted now, thankx!
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