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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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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 would 'slap' Windows around, and make it reinstall the drivers for the DVD optical drive.

Vista:

[Note* All clicks are Left-click unless otherwise noted]

1) Click on Start (Windows logo button)

2) Click on Control Panel

3) Click on Device Manager

4) After Device Manager loads all the way, click on the + sign to the left of -
DVD/CD-ROM drives

5) Right-click on the name of the DVD optical drive

6) Click on Uninstall

Windows will come up with a 'squawk box',
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It's okay, click on OK.

Now close all windows, and go back to the desktop screen.
Restart the computer.

When Windows has fully loaded you should get a pop-up out of the system tray,
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(XXXX being the name of the optical drive)

If this doesn't work try cleaning the laser optical eye of the DVD optical drive.

Laptop on open the DVD optical drive tray.
Turn the laptop off.
Remove ALL power to the laptop.
(AC adapter {Charger} and Battery)
Use a can of compressed air for computers.

Or use a disk cleaning device for cleaning CD/DVD optical drives. (Power plugged into the laptop)

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Go to Device Manager. Uninstall the CDROM.

Vista:
Start>Control Panel>System Maintenance>Double-click on the Device Manager icon.

XP:
Start>Right-click on My Computer>Left-click on Properties>Left-click on the Hardware tab>Device Manager

In Device Manager left-click on the + sign next to - CD/DVD-ROM drives.
Right-click on the name of the CD/DVD drive.
Left-click on Uninstall.

Windows will come up with a warning,
"Warning you are about to uninstall this device."
It's okay. Click on OK.

Close all windows go back to the desktop screen.
Restart your computer.
After Windows loads you should see a pop-up out of the system tray,
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There may be another one that follows,
"Found XXXXX CD/DVD drive"

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Use a can of compressed air for computers, and clean the optical drive out the best you can.

[Computer has all power removed. Remove the AC adapter (Charger) and Battery. The optical drive tray is left open before turning the laptop off, and removing power]

Or use a device for cleaning the optical drive.

If it doesn't work past this point suspect a bad optical drive.
They are rated in hours of usage.
(Life Cycle)

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A) Clean the optical eye of the CD/DVD burner. If the laser optical is dirty it won't read disks.
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You can,
1) Turn the computer on, open the CD/DVD drive tray, and then turn the computer off.
Unplug the computer from power.
Use a can of compressed air for computers, and spray towards the bottom.
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Open the drive, try a disk.

2) Use an optical cleaner disk. The disk usually has small brushes on it, which you are to properly apply a few drops of cleaner to.
Then the drive tray is closed, and the disk does it's job.
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A Driver is a small piece of software that the Operating System uses to 'communicate' with a device.
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Sometimes Windows is a 'funny animal'. Files tend to be corrupted. A Driver file may be fragmented.
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5) When Device Manager loads, left-click on the + sign next to > DVD/CD-ROM Drives.

6) Right-click on the drive's name.

7) Left-click on Uninstall.

A Microsoft 'squawk box' will come up.
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9) Turn your computer off. WAIT 1 minute, then turn your computer on.

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