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My windows XP home edition wont find my CD drive

It wont even show my cd drive in my computer, HELP!! my old CD-RW went bad so I got a new one and it is Windows Compatable but my computer is not seeing it, tried most everything, new hardware etc...

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Re: My windows XP home edition wont find my CD drive

It says auto on all three and then when tries to boot cannot find them?

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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Re: My windows XP home edition wont find my CD drive

I'm not sure if you've already done these things or not, but this is what I would do:

Reboot and enter the BIOS setup. There should be an indication on the screen of how to enter the BIOS setup during the startup. It's typically something like the Delete Key or Function Key.

Check to see if the BIOS recognizes the CD-RW drive. If it does then your problem is most likely in Windows. If the drive is not visible in the BIOS then a number of things are possible. Is the drive set to Master, Slave, or Cable Select? Is it on the right setting? Have you tried both of the IDE connectors?

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