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CD-Rom Drive not recognized

By randerson ·
I had a machine that the cd-rom slide had been removed. Upon trying to install a similar drive in it's place, the unit doesn't recognize it. I tried to install thru Hardware Mgr., but no go. It is a Hitachi 24x. I downloaded a driver from mfr., but nothing.
Anyone know a trick to this?

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by BeerMonster In reply to CD-Rom Drive not recogniz ...

Hi,
Loom at the ide channel that the cd is on. if it's on the same channel as the hard rive, set the jumpers at the back to slave. if it's on it's own channel, set the jumpers to master. Sometimes the cable select option - typically the default - doesn't work properly

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by Michelinda In reply to CD-Rom Drive not recogniz ...

You should never have to install a CD ROM in Windows. If your bios sees it, then Windows should. The previous answer is the first thing to check. Each IDE cable can handle two IDE devices. But those devices have to have their jumpers set to match (one must be MASTER and the other SLAVE). If your hard drive was by itself, chances are it is set as STANDALONE, or SINGLE DRIVE. There should be a jumper on the hard drive to set it to make it MASTER. Then make sure your CD ROM is set for SLAVE. Make sure all the cables are plugged in correctly (red line on cable next to power on CD).

The next step is to make sure the bios is set to read it okay. Go into the bios and tell it AUTO for your hard drives. Some bios see CD players and some don't, but set it to AUTO anyway. I have seen some that didn't detect it when the bios was set to NONE.

Then watch it boot. You can hit PAUSE on the keyboard if it goes by too quickly and then ENTER to continue boot. Does the BIOS detect the CD ROM? If so, then Windows should follow right on through with it.

GOOD LUCK!

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by rashidah In reply to CD-Rom Drive not recogniz ...

If you have configured this cdrom drive as a slave to a master hard drive, try and configure the cdrom as secondary master and if you saved the device drivers on a floppy disk- try this:

1. insert the floppy disk
2. go to run, access the 3 1/2floppy A drive
2. find the setup.exe or install file on the disk and attempt to install device drivers for cdrom
3. reboot system to see if the cdrom is recognized
Note: make sure that you have configured cdrom in cmos to be secondary master, i.e.,

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