Question about ASUS AMD 760 MP Chipset A7M266-D (A7M266-D/PA-UAY) Motherboard
Ive tried to install another 3 working d drive CD DVD-ROM,s bot they all power up but wont play or now more importantly do autorun to download new xp windows professionall and in the bios as it,s the 3rd one down in the boot order where it says CD-ROM,its showing none,now thinking back this is what was occuring with my original DVD-ROM,the screen said my files where corupt,no problem changing to a new hardisk install but how do i get the DVD-ROM, to play and autorun and be recognised in the bios in the boot sequence instead of showing up as none,is there a setup i have to do to activate it to work another CD-ROM,d drive on my computer which is a duo core asus tower motherboard is a AMD motherboard asus code is,A7M266-D,any help a.s.a.p./i would be greatlull in advande for,many regards,garnedd
First of all, here is a link to download the ASUS A7M266-D manual in PDF format:)
The CD/DVD must appear in the BIOS before it will be seen and used by Windows. There are two reasons it (they) might not be seen. There is a jumper pin block on the back of each CD/DVD to designate Master, Slave or Cable Select. you must move the little plastic jumper clip to the correct position. If you are using a 40pin IDE cable, the top drive should be Master and the bottom drive should be Slave. If you are using the newer, smoother 80pin cable then both should be set to Cable Select. Having the jumper in the wrong position will prevent the IDE controller from sensing one or both of the drives as the signal will get confused in the cable.
Next you have to change a BIOS setting to inform the system that you now have a new device on that channel (unused channels are usually defaulted into the NONE or AUTO position so you do not get a device missing error message on startup). This is where the manual comes in. The specific instructions for the Award BIOS in you system are found on page 48 of the manual.
If you are just replacing the original CD/DVD, it should be in the Secondary Master channel. If you are adding a second drive then your new CD/DVD will be in the Secondary Slave channel, which you should change from NONE to AUTO. You will have to reboot for the change to take effect. Go straight back into the BIOS to verify that the added drive is recognized (the BIOS should list the drive type and information). Once you can see it on the BIOS screen, Windows will recognize and automatically configure it.
Now, as for your Windows saying the drivers are corrupt, that is a different problem which usually happens after removing software to burn CDs/DVDs. It is not an uncommon problem. I believe a link that describes your problem and solution is here:)
Finally, you mention XP Professional like you are going to reinstall your hard drive. It may not be necessary unless you are doing it "just because". If you have/had XP Home on the hard drive, you will have to do a full installation for Professional, you will lose all data and programs, AND you will need to locate the correct drivers for your system to get all the pieces to work. You will also need an XP Professional COA to activate the new operating system, as you cannot activate Professional with a Home edition key.
For most users, there is no advantage in using Professional over Home edition (there are some new features used for networking, remote desktop, etc. that single machine home users just do not have reason to use). If you are installing Pro just to fix your DVD problem, it is probably unnecessary.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
It could be a problem with the lens you could use a liquid type lens cleaner place 2-3 drops on top of a cd/dvd then run it if this fails you might try cleaning the lens it's already gone bad there is no harm in trying If you take a little risk can solve . follow the instruction: Don't panic its very simply. 1. When running your pc , open the drawer.> 2. switch off the ac power 3. remove power cable & sata or pata cable 4. remove all the screw from the back side 5. press clip to open the font panel 6. reverse the cd/dvd rw 7. just remove the cover 8. clean the optical lance 9. use a little( not much )oil place on two steel shaft 10.cover all the equipment 11.now you can fit to your pc Ifit does the same problem please change the cd/dvd rw because the lance has defected
hope this helps
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