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cd rom and hard disk

By slypapanow ·
hi world,
my cd rom was working excellently but stoped when a friend inserted a cd into it. it got missing in my computer, it was also not found in device manager.i checked it out in bios but could not be accesed. i changed the cd rom to another system unit but was working.
how ever, the same problem kept occuring when i changed IDE cables and cd rom into different computers. it is even causing the same problem with hard disks rndering them unbootable.
help me

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Well if the jumper setting is correct for the different computers

by OH Smeg In reply to cd rom and hard disk

Then it's a fairly safe bet to say that the Optical Drive has died and gone to Silicon Heaven.

However if you didn't have the correct Jumper Setting on the Optical Drive when you tested it in other computers what you got was exactly what should be happening you have a Clash on that IDE Channel and it causes all deices on it to stop working.

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