I have issues with gettng on board ASUS HD buss to work (P5B Deluxe). I really don't care about quality sound so I turned it off in BIOS. I bought a 5.1 Sound Blaster card for a few bucks, comes with disk. I put card in, turn computer on and it doesn't see the CD/DVD drive. If I goto regedit to delete the high/low stuff for the CD/DVD drive, I don't have any to delete. If I remove the card, everything goes back to normal on reboot.
I did leave the card out, and ran the installation CD and got to the point where it says it doesn't see a card. I then just hot installed it and the program then saw it and finished installing. It then says to reboot for effect...after reboot, no CD/DVD drive. I just want basic sound to edit videos and to listen to music while surfing. Help?
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Re: Install sound card and I lose the CD/DVD drive.
You may need updated drivers. Try downloading the latest drivers for your soundcard. If you are using Windows Vista make sure you download the vista drivers as most Windows XP drivers will not work with Vista. Hope this helps.
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They do wear out and break, sounds like an older model. A new DVD/CD burner can be bought for about £15.
You could try a different ide cable from the motherboard, and that the cables are connected properly.
Give that a try before you look for a new one
When purchasing a new drive be sure to understand the many formats available: DVD, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW are a few for example. More recent technologies include DVD-DL, HD DVD and Blu-Ray Disc. A decent DVD drive should be able to read and write both "+" and "-" technologies and also support recordable (R) and re-writable (RW) technology. Essentially look for a DVD+/-RW drive if you plan on recording DVD's, or just a plain DVD drive for reading DVD's (movies, games, etc). There are a variety of speeds from 2x-16x for a wide spectrum of users and needs; higher speeds will record faster.
If you have a USB connection on your computer you can use an external drive. The advantage to an exterior drive is that you can use it on other computers as well.
To install an external DVD, just follow the instructions provided with the drive.
To install an internal DVD drive:
Look for a DVD with the letters RW on the box. This is so you can read disks and record them as well. Make sure the speed rating is 16X and that the DVD is dual layer so that it takes care of the latest technology.
Read the instructions that come with the DVD. It may require you to load the provided CD software before installing the DVD player. Leave the disk in your CD ROM player for the rest of the procedure.
Disconnect the power cord from the back of the computer (goes to the wall socket of your house.)
Open the case of the computer.
Locate the hard disk or CD drive. Most have two connections and can only be snapped in place one way. One connection is for data and one for power.
Check to see if your computer mounts the DVD/CD ROM drives from the inside or if they are pushed through the front panel (you may have to remove the plastic panel on some models.)
Carefully remove the plastic “knock-off?? cover on the outside of your computer. Make sure you do this only when you are ready to install the DVD drive.
Slide the DVD drive into an empty compartment or bay. If it’s an older computer you can secure it with screws that come with the DVD drive. Many newer computers have spring clips to secure the drive in place.
Connect the DVD drive to the data cable. The data cable is wide like a ribbon and is also called a ribbon cable and has a red stripe on one side. There are two or three connectors on the data cable. One is connected to the circuit board, one is connected to your CD drive or hard disk and one in the middle (optional third connector) is usually not connected to anything. Use the middle connector for the DVD drive. If your data cable only has two connectors replace it with the one that is generally included with the new drive.
Hook the DVD to the power connector. This is a normal round looking cable. There are usually several power connectors in the computer.
If you don’t have an available power connector, then you can buy a “Y?? connector to hook up to the existing power cable. Unhook the power connector and hook it to one side of the “Y?? and hook the DVD to the other side of the “Y??.
Re-assemble the cover and plug the computer back in.
When you run Windows up it should look for the drivers for the new DVD player and automatically locate and load them from the CD ROM that you left in the CD player from the first step.
dependant on your Sound Card.
do you have the cable connected From The DVD Drive ( spdif digital ) Or analogue audio Cable ? this is a thin cable usually grey/white cable coloured red/black/ground or earth.
This connects from The DVD to the motherboard ( CD ) Or to your Sound Card ( CD Or IN ) If you don,t have this Cable connected you won,t get Sound from DVD To Sound card or on-board Sound from The motherboard. Also check your sound-cards drivers Are Installed correctly. Finally open the sound manager In My Computer, And check that a device is selected, Or Isn,t Muted.
Did you install your drive correctly? if you have multiple drive in your CPU make sure the pins is set to correct setting, easy way is to set the pins on CS = Cable Select on all. If that doesn't work upgrade firmware or check your BIOS setting.
Go to the asus website, www.asus.com; click on the support link, lookup your specific model # & input the operating system you are using. A list of all available files, software, drivers will appear. Download & install the drivers/files you need and you should be all set. Hope this helps.
You can do that and it should take care of your problem. Most likely somehow or another (can happen with different software titles[for burning]) your upper and lower filters in the registry became corrupted and this is why your CD/DVD drive are not working properly. With the Media Card Reader, usually if you uninstall the USB Root hub in device manager (which it is on) there will be a few of them. Let the computer re-install the driver it will take care of this issue.