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Re: cd dvd out of order
Unplug the computer from the wall and open the case. Make sure that the power cable and the data cable for the cd drives are plugged in. Check both connections, motherboard and CD. Restart the computer and go into MyComputer. Check to see if the drives are there. If they are not, Next I would go into the bios and make sure that the Bios recognizes them. Some computers you can get into Bios by tapping the delete key on power up. I would assume that when you installed the Hard Drive, none of the CD cables were removed or changed. Try the above steps.
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Check the jumper settings in the back of the drive, by the power cable. Make sure your cd/dvd drive is set to SLAVE, with your primary harddrive as MASTER. Check BIOS settings, specifically your boot order, choose which drive you want to load first (usually HD 0), save and exit. That's just the basics, though. Another possibility is that you might just have a paperweight ;) If so, try another drive. Hope that helps Cheers from NZ
Hi, i will briefly explain you about cd/dvd reading problem .It can be create in desk top as well in laptop.It could be a problem with the lens, you should try cleaning the lens, and clean all the cable ribon,and also fit it tightly(it for only desk top ,if possible you can do in laptop) If you take a little risk but you can solve it self. follow the instruction: Don't panic its very simply.
clean the optical lance.Here the instruction for desktop dvd/cd
Click the Windows "Start" button, and open "My Computer" -- if you don't see an icon for the CD/DVD drive, it's not correctly connected:
* no electrical power
* no data-cable
* jumpers on drive (MAster, SLave, CableSelect) improperly set
* just a "defective" drive
Does the drive-tray open/close when you push the button? If so, you do have electrical power.
Do you hear the drive spinning, or feel it vibrating,
when you insert a disk?
Best guess: shutdown your computer, move the "jumper" (MA, SL, CS) on the "back" of the drive to a different position, and restart.
first off i would go to device manager and open it and look for the area that says disk drives and open it and look for your cd/dvd right click on it and select remove than confirm removal of the device now at the top of the page you will see view and click on it and where it says scan for hardware change select that and then windows will install the device again you will see new hardware found on the taskbar and it will tell you when the device has been installed and is ready to be used. ok?
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best regards mike
Hello. CD and DVD drivers pretty standard these days. Generic even. You can go buy CD and DVD drives all day long and install them and they will come right up in Windows.
My latest was a Blue Ray / DVD by Sony because I wanted to watch and copy Blu Ray content (which I own copies of for sure...)
Anyway I did a search on your issue and it seems to be pretty common one. It's never happened to me (knock on wood) but perhaps there some special bad thing you have to do - or virus that you have to get - that mangles the Windows Registry or such. The top article was on Windows XP I believe ... but there were more.
Make sure your pc is recognizing the drive before installing any program. If the drive is recognized but is still not booting, then reset your pc as soon as the pops up press f12 which will show a list of the booting order you of course will want to select cd drive or you can enter f2 and make the booting configuation changes thru your BIOS in the Booting Sequence. change the order or replace the drive or drivers and Voila Your good to go, Hope this helps
My Optorite DD0405 will not burn a DVD+R DL disk? is this because its not supported by the burner? I have Nero 9 and would like to burn 4.8 GB of a file from my desk top to a DVD DL with 8.5 GB space. How can I do this Thank You
Please explain more the position:
1. Is the hard drive properly connected in the computer?
2. have you booted the computer to recognize HD in BIOS?
3. Have you inserted bootabe Windows CD to attempt loading the operating system?
4. Has the Operating system loaded and failed?
Note: hard Drives are made in Standard Industry specs. If its good and connected properly it should work. If it is a second or third hard drive you are connecting, it may be connected wrong in data cables.