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After re-installing a new hard drive my DVD/CD writer could not play DVD cassette again. What is the prob and how do I fix it.

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It could because of a lose connection.  1. remove all the cables connected to the DVD and plug it again. 2. Remove the other end of the data(flat) cable and plug it again to the motherboard.

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If it was a new harddrive and you had to reformate you must install dvd software. Try www.divx.com/ !!!!

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i) when you start your system press button(F8 or F10 or DEL) so that you can go into BIOS menu now     try explore BIOS menu and see whether

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    if so without any hesitation format or reload system with  Windows Vista....


ii) if otherwise any one of them or both are not visible in your BIOS Menu like a)HARD DISK b)DVD        writer 

   try to open your computer tower and locate cables that are going to ur DVD writer, HARD DISK 
   and reseat them(just remove the cable and place them again), by this way we are making sure that    no loose connections are existing..............you can even try new cables .......

   now restart ur system and go in to BIOS menu and repeat the step (i) .... 

   if you are enable to see any one or both 

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      b) SATA 1 HL-DT-STDVD +-RW GSA H31................DVD WRITER

  then you are having problem with either HARD DISK OR DVD WRITER  and you have to buy them .....




 
 Thanking you

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