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My new gateway computer does not recognize the cd/dvd drive. I cannot set up a retore cd, download music or dvd's.

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Try checking your CMOS, press "del" upon power on to access startup selection, make sure that secondary IDE is enabled. You can also check if your cd drive is detected.

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If it does boot then that means the new hard drive is bad and shorting out the dvd drive controller on the motherboard and the hard drive would need to be replaced.

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