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

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

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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    robo_dev

    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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    robo_dev

    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.