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How do I get an IBM thinkcenter A50 to see a CD drive in boot order?

By imdangol ·
Trying to boot an A50 from CD. The drive does not appear in Setup (says "disabled") or in boot order from F12. Help!

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Got another drive to try?

by robo_dev In reply to How do I get an IBM think ...

Typically if the PC cannot 'see' the physical hardware, it won't let you enable it in BIOS.

I would unplug/reseat the drive, maybe whack it gently, and see if the drive door opens when you press the button and/or there is evidence that the motor is spinning.

Sometimes it helps to do a 'reset to default' for BIOS settings.

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