DVDRom not recognised in bios

By mtrooney ·
Hi forgive me I am new at this. Its a long story but the outcome is that my bios does not recognise one of my dvdrom(asus quiettrack) on the secondary ide circuit, that is the slave drive on that circuit(original problem was power supply packed up/changed case with new power supply400W. It all worked OK before this). I have 2 Hard drives both masters another DVD writer on the first circuit and if I interchange the 2 dvd i.e. put the asus on the primary it will be picked up in the bios. This makes me think that secondary ide channel 2 is faulty. So I bought and ide to usb converter, but cant get it to work on the DVDrom I can plug a another hardisk to it and Windowx XP Pro picks it up staight away as a removable storage drive. But when I put same cable onto DVRom its not picked up by windows work

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by dmiles In reply to DVDRom not recognised in ...

Have you set the jumpers on the dvd to reflect master/slave
Now put on cable that will reflect master slave,you should be able to set up the dvd drives on the sec if you want
Hope This Helps

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reconfigure your drive layout

by yanno99 In reply to DVDRom

Put both hard drives on your primary ide channel with your boot drive as master and reset the jumpers on your second hard drive for slave. Then put your dvd's on the second ide channel with one set to master and one set to slave. I assume you know how to change the jumpers on the drives. Let me know.

Check your bios setup to make sure they are all recognized.

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by mtrooney In reply to DVDRom

At the moment I have one dvd and one hard drive on each channel I will try putting both dvds on secondary channel tomorrow and let you know

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