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Not detecting second dvd drive

I have a cd-rw installed. I just installed a dvd drive as a secondary. The computer does not detect it. Is there a way for computer to detect?

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Try going to hardware digonositcs if you have windows vista just press start and type in hardware diagnostics and thats all i can tell you

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