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Dell Dimension XPS GEN 5 IDE Philips CD DVD drive failed. So I tried a Liteon SATA CD DVD drive, but that wouldn't work. So I tried a Samsung IDE CD DVD drive and that won't work. I'm guessing mobo driver issue?

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First try installing one and go to your bios and set your bios to default . save you changes and exit.
also in my computer look and see if it appears there
if so you know its being reconized.
rite click it go to properties and then hardware
select the drive if you have gotten this far meaning you saw the drive. . go to properties and see if it says its working properly. it could also be that none of the drives your trying to install are compatible.

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