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THE LAPTOP WILL NOT RECOGNISE THAT THE CD DRIVE IS INSTALLED

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THE LAPTOP WILL NOT RECOGNISE THAT THE CD DRIVE IS INSTALLED

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First, I'm assuming you have a Windows operating system. When you first turn on the laptop hit the F1 key (on most computers - her's may be otherwise) to enter the setup mode. You have to do it quickly or the machine will roll right into the operating system start-up screen. Follow the setup instructions until you get to the point where you're at "Secondary Master" for EIDE drive devices. This is GENERALLY where the CD drive is "stationed" in the overall drive device hierarchy. Set the "Secondary Master" for "Auto detect" and then "save and exit" (usually F10). Good luck.
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