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I have a dell dimesion l700cx. with windows 2000. i removed the cd rom an replaced it with a working dvd rom pioneer pidvd-115lh. it will not recognize the drive.i have tried all the jumper selections also. no icon in my computer , system, or hardware. it will open an close the tray. i thought it would find it automatic. i also don't have a disc with a driver. the case only has one tray. dell didn't leave an extra space. can someone help?

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  • gholt35 Jan 02, 2009

    i tried every jumper selection.

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I'll bet it's a jumper problem. You'll have to remove the drive and set it to master...

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  • sonofspy Jan 02, 2009

    Don't need a driver for a CDROM :)

    Ok now going after less likely...

    Bad IDE cable. Swap with known good one.

    Driver problem with Secondary IDE channel. Open Device manager and look for
    problems with IDE/Atapi listings.

    Bad Secondary IDE channel on Motherboard. To test you
    need an IDE cable with two plugs. Use Primary IDE channel
    (the one your hard drive is plugged into)
    Set CDROM to slave, HDD to Master or Cable Select. System
    will be slow but see if it can see your CD-ROM...

    Best Regards,

    sonofspy



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