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Cannot find optical drives

The system loaded windows xp pro with no problems. However, when I wento to my computer, it does not see my 2 DVD drives. I have swapped where the cables plug into the mother board. Any ideas? When I go to the bios by hitting F2, it does not see the optical drives. Thanks in advance for any help.

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If you have 2 drives attached to the same calbe, make sure one is set to MASTER, and one to SLAVE.

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Re: Cannot find optical drives

The IDE cable comes with 3 IDE plugs. The longer end goes into the motherboard. The two close together goes into the two dvd drives. If you take out the DVD drives, make sure that both are not set on master. At the rear of the drive where the power and IDE connects, there is one jumper that is in line with the letters C, S or M for Cable Select, Slave and Master, respectively. One of the drives should be set to master and the other as slave. Turn on the computer and you should be able to view both drives now. Let me know if this solves your problem. Lolita

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I used a program to "clean" my system and now my DVD/CD player will not play music CDs. It reads data files all right and I can still play music files that are on my HD. How can I fix it as it is not

Go to Device Manager.

(WinXP example; Start > Right-click on My Computer > Left-click on Properties > Left-click on Hardware tab > Left-click on Device Manager)

Left-click on the + sign next to - DVD/CD_ROM drives.
Right-click on the NAME of the CD/DVD drive.

Left-click on Uninstall.

(A 'Squawk Box' will come up, "Warning you are about to uninstall this device. It is OK. Click on OK)

Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen, restart your computer.

(WinXP; Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart)

When Windows fully loads, there should be a 'pop-up' out of the system tray, "Found new hardware device", and perhaps another one, "Found CD/DVD drive xxxxx"

This 'slaps Windows around', and makes it find the address to the optical drive drivers.

No? Didn't work?
Then suggest you post the motherboard manufacturer name, and model number.

Or; post the computer manufacturer name, and model number.

(Model number is on the back of the computer, next to the Windows product key; or up on the side of the computer tower.
Some older models have a swing door in the Front Panel, and once opened the model number is down in there)

Also post what Operating System you are using.
(Windows XP, and Windows 7 are two examples of an O/S)

I'll see if optical drive drivers are available, and guide you in downloading AND installing.

Post back in a Comment.


Nov 10, 2012 | Motherboards

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How to install windows xp in msi k8mm-v motherboard?

Hi dharmen_shah,
I see that you need to install Windows XP on you Dekstop with an MSI Motherboard k8mm-V.
I have another desktop using the same Motherboard, there are 3 options installing Windows XP on the machine.
  1. Using an IDE Optical Drive
  2. Using a SATA Optical Drive "not a common installation process on this motherboard" since you will need to install the SATA rivers first to be able to use your SATA ODD
  3. Using a USB Flash Drive
See steps below for each installation type.
*Using an IDE Optical Drive*
  • If you have your Windows XP CD insert it on the Disc Drive restart the system as soon as the system restarts keep on tapping F11 this will bring you to the Boot menu.
  • Once in the Boot Menu screen select your Optical Drive, it may say dvd/cd or ODD, select this and press enter. Note: windows may restart during the installation if it says press any key to boot to cd do not press anything anymore leave it will do everything on it's own unless prompted for any user information like a computer name date and time.
  • You will see on the screen Boot to cd: then it will show "press any key to boot to cd" press Enter or any key this will boot from your cd Windows XP.
  • Then you will see inspecting your hardware for configuration, once it boots to your Windows XP cd you will see a blue screen Loading up drivers and stuff for the installation of Windows XP.
  • Next will be the installation of Windows XP itself, just follow the prompt it is very easy to follow and it will give you all the details and what buttons to click on.
  • Note: Select Quick Format (NTFS) this will be faster reformatting your Hard Drive before installation.

*Using SATA Optical Disc Drive*
  • You will need a 1.4 floppy disc to be able to do this.
  • If you have a 1.4 Floppy Drive you will also need to download the SATA driver from the MSI website.
  • Let us disregard this option since I believe you do no have a 1.4 Floppy Disc Drive and no one uses that or has a 1.4 Floppy Drive anymore on their machines.
*Using a USB Flash Drive*
  • To be able to use a USB Flash Drive for the installation of Windows XP your USB Flash Drive should at least be 1GB or 2GB, 1GB will be enough since windows XP only uses at least 7++gb of disc space for the installer size.
  • Using you USB Flash Drive you will need to copy the whole contents of your Windows XP Cd into your USB Flash Drive, don't worry this will be bootable just make sure that you copy everything from the disc into the USB Flash Drive.
  • Once you have copied Windows XP on your USB Flash Drive insert it to one of your USB ports on the machine then restart the computer.
  • Restart the system as soon as the system restarts keep on tapping F11 this will bring you to the Boot menu.
  • This will be the same as using your Windows XP cd but instead you will need to select USB in the Boot Menu then press enter. on the installation steps it will be the same as installing using a disc.
  • Note: Select Quick Format (NTFS) this will be faster reformatting your Hard Drive before installation.
  • Windows may restart during the installation and using a USB Flash Drive will be different at this point because it will boot directly to the USB, Once it restarts and may repeat the installation all over, to prevent this as soon as the system begins to restart from the installation go and keep on tapping "Delete" once it restarts this will bring you to the BIOS screen press F9 to set it to defaults then press F10 to save and exit this will restart again.
  • Once it restarts after setting the BIOS to defaults let the system boot on its own it will then show you a screen asking what windows to install the first thing highlighted will be the installation that was halted earlier just press enter then it will show you the windows installation page and will continue on it's own.
This is based on my own experience since I have an older Desktop that has the same Motherboard, I hope that I have given you all the options possible to installing your windows XP on your Motherboard k8mm-v.
Have a nice day,


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Hello. I am installing XP Service Pack 2 on my Desktop and during extraction the Cyclic Redundancy Check problem occurs. Could this be a hardware problem? AQny help will be appreciated. Thanks

The computer is having problem extracting the files from the service pack 2. The file may be corrupted if you are installing it from a CD. This is unlikely a hardware problem.
I suggest you install SP3, this is the latest service pack and it includes SP2.

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I recently tried to install a new WD320Gb HD and windows XP won't load. I loaded it to the drive from another computer and Windows won't successfully boot up. I get a Stop: 0x0000076B (0xF7946640,...

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All of windows internal drivers for the first install will not function in the second. (Windows XP is going nuts).
You have to do a fresh install while in the system you want to keep the drive in. This is why your getting the stop errors & blue screens.
You must have a reason of why you did not install the 320GB drive into the second computer for the XP installation?
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Hard drives show up in BIOS but not in My computer? WHATS UP?

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"The BIOS Setup program can be used to view and change the BIOS settings for the computer. The
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