Disk Drive Issues

By operatorofpr ·
I am running Windows XP Media Center Edition
2005 on my desktop computer and recently did a
salvage operation on a broken computer, hoping
to add an extra disk drive to my computer, as
well as a few other things. During the
operation, my computer wouldn't boot up, so I
decided to drop the salvaging and stick with
what I have now. Now, I have another issue. I
need to use the Operating System disk to install
a component on my computer, and for some reason,
the disk drive will open and work on its own,
but the computer doesn't register it. I looked
in My Computer and couldn't find the drive (D:).
I also checked in the Device Manager, and it was
there. If anyone can help me with this, I need
to know what to do. A huge thanks in advance for
your advice.

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Most likely explanation is

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Disk Drive Issues

That you have partly disconnected the Data Lead while you where playing around inside the case. Open the case again and push the Data Lead into the Optical Drive and the M'Board.

It could be at either the Optical Drive or M'Board end or if you added another IDE Drive to that Data Lead the Jumper Setting could be wrong. If you look at the back of the Optical Drive on the extreme Right Hand Side is the Power Connector then to the Left is the Data Connector and then next left has 6 Pins with a Plastic Coated Jumper. If there is only one Drive on this Data Lead the Optical Drive needs to be set to either CS Cable Select or Master.


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