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Windows cant find DVD-ROM

By jwprince ·
I recently rebuilt my home computer. I took all my "goodies" out and put them into a newer older tower. My hard drive, new video card, modem, all work fine, and my Samsung DVD worked fine in my old old computer. Now, when I boot up, the DVD shows upas the secondary master (it's using the same IDE cable from my old computer), but it doesn't show up anywhere now. I've checked, double checked and triple checked all the connections. I checked with the manufacturer and they say it needs no driver as windows has the driver for it. I don't have a CD-ROM anymore to put back in to see if it recognizes it as the tower I'm using now had no CD in it. HELP, i'm about to take a sledge hammer to the whole thing.

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by Nicholas Paras In reply to Windows cant find DVD-ROM

Is the DVD getting power? try changing the IDE cable as well.

Basically, it is difficult via the forum to help you further, since I cannot see your connections as they are.

If this doesnt work see if the seconday IDE controller is enabled in your BIOS.

Regards,

Nicholas J. Paras

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by berwyntech In reply to Windows cant find DVD-ROM

Have you checked the Device Manager to see if it is found there?
Also, check the jumper selection of the DVD and all of the other HD's or IDE devices.
It could also be the position on the cable relative to the HD's.

Chris

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by ec364 In reply to Windows cant find DVD-ROM

Check the orientation of the IDE cable to your DVD drive. The red stripe side of the cable (pin 1) should be near the power port of the DVD drive. The other end should be plugged in to the secondary IDE port on the motherboard (for it to become a Master of the secondary IDE controller). Also try changing the jumper to SC (Select Cable) instead of M (Master).

Check your CMOS to make sure that the secondary IDE controller is enabled and that you have no other IDE controller card installed (as in extra serial port or parallel port). Some of these extra serial/ parallel ports card are actually IDE or EIDE controllers. Make sure that they are disabled on these cards.

Remove the DVD drive from Device Manager and restart Windows to reinstall your DVD drive. You don't need a driver. Windows will install the driver for the secondary controller.

Good luck!

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by ARWJnPlanoTX In reply to Windows cant find DVD-ROM

Set your jumper on the DVD to SL (slave). If it indicates secondary master and it's on the primary controller with the Hard Drive that has got to be the problem. The only other possibility is that the IDE cable is a cable select cable. Consider how you had it set up in your other box.
Also go to Device Manager and delete all of the unknown devices. Assuming you have Win 98 installed there shouldn't be anything under 'Unknown Devices' unless you have something very unusual installed.

Good luck.

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by jduhaney In reply to Windows cant find DVD-ROM

Hi,
Boot to safemode and see if it's there under device manager, if it is delete it and reboot. Issue not resolved.. Search the windows registry for NOIDE, if found delete it and restart your computer.

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