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Latitude C840 wont reconize optical drive and hard drive in BIOS, had loaded xp on hd did update to sp3 came back to see the progress the laptop had rebooted then the problem came up, tried two other hds one was loaded w/xp the other blank none was seen by bios. removeable disk drives are seen ok thanks for any help tony

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For the hard drive you might have to go to computer and right click, then go to manage, then disk manage, then rescan disk if not just refresh it. The optical drive would have to be to go through the device manager in the system settings in the control panel and update the drivers.

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