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Dvd drive not recognized in windows

I can open it and put in discs but it doesn't show up in my computer. Device manager says it is working properly but It's obviously wrong.

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Sorry couldn't remember login info to acct. that i just posted this with. No about device manager and no there aren't any jumper settings

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Try this

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1st of does it display a small cross on it in device manager, if so its disabled just right click and click enable it will work, if not check up the Jumper setting if its proper i mean is configured as a slave, the correct setting can be seen on the top of the drive on the company's logo label, if its correct check the ribbon SCSI cable/ SATA IDE cable as the case may be, may be it helps ?

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