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You mean the CDROM or DVDROM is not selectable as a booting option in the BIOS, right? There must be something wrong with the device, the driver or your BIOS. Is your hard disk still bootable? If so, you can boot in hard disk and see whether the DVD-ROM is still there and check the device manager of your Control Panel to see if any errors about it. If it is not working there, you can check whether all the cable connections are connected well and the jumper settings are fine. There could only be one master device on a single ribbon of the IDE interface. So if you have a hard disk and your DVD-ROM connected to the same ribbon and the jumper settings of both are set to master, you will need to adjust one of those settings to slave or cable selection. Then you can use the AutoDetect feature of your BIOS to detect the CD-ROM if available. If those are not working, you can uninstall and reinstall the driver of your DVD-ROM if available when you boot in hard disk and open device manager for hardware change scan or directly right click on the CD-ROM icon in device manager and select update driver then select the right driver downloaded from the manufacturer's web site. You can also plug that DVD-ROM to another computer and see whether it is working there to detect mechanic issues of it. If everything is working on the other computer about this DVD-ROM and it is not working on yours, you can also try to flash your BIOS and/or replace the ribbon and see if it works before you replace your motherboard.
Posted on Aug 23, 2010
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