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Dvd/cd drives My computer was working fine. Now it does not recognise when I have a disk in my e and f drives. No matter what program I use, even going to my computer the disk is not seen. The common message is "no disk in drive". Any suggestions? I do have power to my drives, the door opens and closes.

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There are a couple things you can check to troubleshoot this problem further.

1. Check the IDE cables which connect the drives to the motherboard. Make sure they are plugged in securely in both locations.

2. Enter setup and make sure the bios has recognized the drives properly, and that they are not disabled.

3. Replace one of your cd rom drives with one that works. If the replacement drive works fine then the old drive is bad.

If the replacement drive doesn't work, then it could be one of the following three problems.

1. The IDE cables need to be replaced
2. The IDE connector on the motherboard is bad (assuming both cd/dvd drives are connected to the same motherboard connector)
3. The power supply is going bad

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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Looks as though you have lost or corrupted the drivers. Assuming you are on XP (?) try restoring your computer to an earlier date.

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Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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