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My XP computer not recognizing drive anymore

I am running Windows XP and my drive is no longer recognized by my computer. I saw that a similar problem existed with VISTA but I need help with XP anybody have any suggestions?

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Re: My XP computer not recognizing drive anymore

I finally just bought a new one and replaced it. Even the manufacturer had no solution.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

Re: My XP computer not recognizing drive anymore

Same thing just happened to me, trying to find a solution as I write, if I find anything I will post back!

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Computer BIOS recognizes the SATA DVD Rewriter but Windows XP does not. The drive opens the loading door but it does not appear in the Windows XP explorer (My Computer).

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Since you have completely removed the drive from the computer, remove the CMOS battery(big watch battery) on the motherboard for about 30 seconds then reinstall the battery, then reboot. This time however, when you press the power button to bootup, you need to start tapping F2 about 2-3 times per second to access the BIOS. If the F2 key does not work, try using F1 or maybe even the Delete key.
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