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Installing harddrive and dvd rewriter

Plugged all the cables in the right connectors but when i reboot the pc the bios doesn't recognise the harddrive or dvd rewriter, i have a intel d915gag motherboard and the o/s is xp pro, please help

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Skimatice for hard drive connections


Schematic

The eMachines T6532 uses an MSI MS-7207 motherboard.
Also known as the KN8GM2-L,

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K8NGM2-FID--IL--L.html

[ http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130041 ]

The MSI motherboard has provisions for using, EITHER an
IDE (PATA) harddrive, or a SATA harddrive. (Or more than one)

Two different technologies.
I will explain both, using an IDE (PATA) harddrive,
OR;
Using a SATA harddrive;

On the MSI Support page above, click on the Download tab.
(Overview / Specifications / Download / Support / etc)

In the drop down list click on - Manual

Language > English > 7.1MB > E7207v2.0.zip
Click on the blue E7207v2.0.zip

On the next page click on the country name nearest yours.
A small window will come up -
Opening E7207v2.0.zip

Make SURE there is a Green dot in the small circle, to the left of Save File.
IF not; Left-click in the small circle to the left of Save File.
Now go below in the small window, and click on OK

A small download window will come up. Allow the file to download ALL the way, then DOUBLE-click right on it.

In the next small window go to the far left, and click on -
Extract all files.

At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on -
Next, Next, and Finish.

In the last small window DOUBLE-click right on the file name.
(7207v2.0(G52-M7207X5) next to the red Adobe PDF icon)

There is the Motherboard Manual

The MS-7207 has two IDE slots;

IDE 1, which is Yellow in color, and close to the outside edge of the motherboard.
Should have IDE 1 silkscreened on the motherboard, below it.

IDE 2 is Yellow in color also, and right next to IDE 1.

(IDE 2 is in-between IDE 1 and the Ram Memory slots.
The Purple, Slot 4, ram memory slot to be specific. {DIMM 4 )

IDE 1 is used for an IDE harddrive.
IDE 2 is used for an IDE optical drive.

TWO IDE harddrives can be put on a single flat ribbon IDE cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ATA_cables.jpg

NOTE that there are two styles of IDE flat ribbon cables;
40-wire cable,
OR;
80-wire cable.

BOTH have 40 socket holes in their connectors.
(ONLY 39 are used, so one hole May, or May Not be blocked off)

How to connect to a 40-wire IDE cable, or an 80-wire IDE cable,

http://www.mikeshardware.com/howtos/howto_connect_ide_hd.html

An IDE cable usually has a Locating Lug on it's connectors, in the middle of the connector; and on one side,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PATA-cable.jpg

Here you see the Locating Lug as being two separate 'ridges'.
Some styles the Locating Lug is single block.

The motherboard connector has a matching Cutout on one side.
The Locating Lug lines up with the cutout when installing the cable.

The Harddrive, and optical drive (CD/DVD drive), will have a cutout on their circuit boards.

There are 40-pins. (Only 39 are used if so)
One of them is the number 1 pin.
The IDE cables are plugged into the motherboard, with number 1 pin lining up with number 1 wire, in the IDE cable.

Same when the IDE cable is plugged into a Harddrive, or optical drive.

IF, there is no Locating Lug on the IDE cable;
Look for the faint RED stripe, on the side of the IDE cable.
Number 1 wire is on the same side, as the faint Red stripe.

When plugging into a motherboard, Number 1 pin is on the Bottom.
The faint red stripe on the cable, goes towards the BOTTOM of the motherboard.
(Motherboard installed in computer case)

When plugging into a Harddrive, or optical drive; the faint red stripe ALWAYS goes toward the power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

This shows you the Back of an IDE (PATA) harddrive, and the power cable used for it.
If -> No Locating Lug on IDE cable, the faint Red stripe goes towards the power cable.

This is a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable.
Note when installing the rounded corners ALWAYS goes UP.

[This power cable is frequently, and erroneously; referred to as a 'Molex' power cable.
Molex was just the first manufacturer of the power cable CONNECTOR. Name STUCK.

Kind of like calling an adjustable open-end wrench, a 'Crescent wrench ]

A SATA power cable is used for a SATA harddrive, or SATA optical drive,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

There is an L-shape in the SATA power cable's connector.
It matches an L-shape on the Harddrive, or optical drive.

Between a SATA power cable's connector, and a SATA data cable's connector; a SATA power cable connector is the LARGER of the two.
A SATA power cable has 15-contact pins.
A SATA data cable has 7-contact pins.

A SATA power cable's connector may have a LOCK on it.
Usually a Tab, or 'bulb' type affair.
It is pressed down with the thumb when installing, or removing the SATA power cable.

This is a general example of a SATA data cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_Data_Cable.jpg

Now you can see the L-shaped opening a little better, that both the SATA data cable have, and the SATA power cable, has.

In the photo the SATA data cable's connector, is a 90 degree bent Elbow.
This style of connector is usually used on the Harddrive, or on the optical drive.

A Straight connector style is usually used for the Motherboard.
However, you can use a SATA data cable, that has a Straight connector on both ends.

Looking at your motherboard, installed in a computer case; there are 2 SATA connectors on the motherboard.

(CAN, be up to FOUR)

I see one motherboard reference where they (2) are Orange in color, (Newegg), and the motherboard manual shows them (2) to be Purple in color.

They are located towards the Bottom/Right corner of the motherboard.
Above the CMOS battery.

The SATA connector that is closest to the Outside edge of the motherboard, is SATA1 (SATA 1)

The Harddrive plugs into SATA 1.

An optical drive that is SATA, will plug into the SATA2 connector.
To the Left of the SATA1 connector.

KNOW THIS;

DOES NOT MATTER, which SATA connector you plug the Harddrive, or optical drive; into.

The beauty of SATA, is that you can plug the Harddrive or optical drive into ANY SATA connector, (On ANY motherboard), and BIOS will find those devices.

BIOS looks FIRST, to see which drive has the Operating System on it. (Windows)
THAT, is the Harddrive.

After finding the drive with the O/S on it, then BIOS will find all the other drives. Removable, or not.

So there you have it. A lot of reading.
You need a power cable, and a data cable to the Harddrive.
Same thing for the optical drive/s.

To have me clarify anything I have stated above, please post in a Comment.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Apr 15, 2013 | E-Machines T6532 PC Desktop

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Connections to the hard drive


The Harddrive is a SATA unit.

Uses a SATA data cable, and a SATA power cable.

SATA data cable, and connector on motherboard, example;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

Between the SATA data cable connector, and the SATA power cable connector; the SATA data cable connector is the shorter of the two in width.
SATA data cable connector has 7-pins.
SATA power cable connector has 15-pins.

The connector end used on the harddrive side, and optical drive side, (CD/DVD drive), is usually a 90 degree Bent Elbow.
The connector end that plugs into the motherboard, is a Straight connector.

NOTE* Color of connectors does NOT matter.
Most of the time the SATA data connectors on the motherboard, are different colors.

This is to help discern what number of SATA data connector it is.
Four SATA data connectors on the motherboard?

SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA 3, and SATA 4;
Or:
SATA 0, SATA 1, SATA 2, and SATA 3?

SATA 0, or SATA 1, is usually reserved for the Harddrive.
The Primary harddrive with the Operating System on it.
(Unless you have harddrives set in a RAID configuration)

DOES NOT MATTER WHAT SATA DATA CONNECTOR, you plug into, on the motherboard.

Want to plug the harddrive into SATA 3, or SATA 4?
Go ahead.
NO matter what SATA connector on the motherboard that you plug into, BIOS will find the harddrive.

Note the L-shape in the connector.
Has to line up on the L-shape on the harddrive, optical drive, or motherboard, SATA data connector.

There is usually a lock on the connector. This you may not see.
Sometimes there is a little 'bump' on the connector. Depress with the thumbnail to install the cable, or remove.

This is an example of a SATA power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

NOTE*
IF, your SATA harddrive has a provision for plugging in a SATA power cable, AND a 4-pin Peripheral power cable; ONLY plug the SATA power cable in.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

Using BOTH types of power cables will BURN the harddrive up.
May not happen right away, but I assure you it will happen.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATA

Dec 10, 2012 | Acer Aspire X1 AX1470-UR11P Desktop PC...

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How to Replace the DVD RW on my PC /HP Pavillion a6130n /


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There is Me

HP Support > Pavilion a6130n Desktop PC > Main Support page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=3436817&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

How to > Adding / Replacing hardware > Opening the PC Case,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00968217&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3436817

Back page; Adding / Replacing hardware > Removing the Front Cover,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00968624&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3436817

Back page; Adding / Replacing hardware > Adding or Replacing a CD or DVD Drive,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00981303&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3436817

This is an example of a SATA data cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

Note the L-shape inside the cable's connector.

It also shows a SATA connector for the motherboard.
Note the L-shape on the connector. The optical drive (CD/DVD drive) also has this L-shape on it's connector.

(SATA connectors on the motherboard come in various colors. Color signifies what SATA connector it may be. SATA0, or SATA1, or SATA2, etc.)

Between a SATA data cable's connector, and a SATA power cable's connector, the SATA power cable connector is the larger of the two.

SATA data cable connector has 7-pins. (Contact pins)
SATA power cable has 15-pins. (Contact pins)

Example of a SATA power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

A SATA data cable connector, and a SATA power cable connector, may have a small 'bump' on them, that you depress with your thumb, when installing the cable, or removing. The 'bump' is a Lock.

Usually the cable end going to a harddrive, or an optical drive; will be a 90 degree Elbow.
The straight end connector plugs into the motherboard.

A Top View look at the motherboard in your computer,

HP Support main page > Product information > Product specifications > Motherboard specifications, MCP61PM-HM (Nettle2),

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01077676&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3436817

View shown has NO hardware on the motherboard.
(Processor, Ram Memory, etc)

The long Blue, and Black slots, with the White Lock 'ears', are Ram Memory slots.

The SATA connectors on the motherboard, are to the bottom/right corner, of the Number 3 and Number 4 ram memory slots. (Blue)

Yellow, Blue, White, and Black.

Scroll down, and click on the + sign to the left of the blue -
Motherboard layout

Using this illustration you can see;

Yellow SATA connector is SATA4 <-
Blue SATA connector is SATA3
White SATA connector is SATA2
Black SATA connector is SATA1

Due to standards set by JEDEC, and generally followed by all; the harddrive is plugged into SATA1.

HOWEVER, you can plug your optical drive, or drives, or harddrive, or harddrives; into ANY SATA connector on the motherboard that you want to.

The beauty of SATA is that BIOS will find the drive, NO matter what SATA connector on the motherboard you plug into.
Harddrive, or optical drive.

For clarification on anything I have stated above, or for additional questions; please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 05, 2012 | HP Computers & Internet

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Dell t3400 power for 2 hard drives


Not a problem.

This is a general view of a SATA -> data cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

Note the L-shaped opening in the SATA data cable's connector, and matching L-shape on the SATA data connector on the motherboard.

Note also that a SATA data cable's connector has 7-pins
Between it, and a SATA power cable connector, the SATA data cable connector is the smaller of the two.

A SATA power cable has 15-pins,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

Note that it's cable connector opening is also L-shaped.
So is the matching connector on a SATA harddrive, or SATA optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)

A SATA power cable's connector generally has an area on it, that you depress with your thumbnail, and this releases a Lock.
Depress to install, depress to remove.

SATA data cable connector, Or SATA power cable connector; that goes to a Harddrive, or to an Optical Drive, is usually a 90 degree bent elbow.

The straight connector on the cable plugs into the motherboard.
(Can be straight connector on both ends through, but isn't CORRECT)

SATA connectors on motherboard;
IF, this Ebay link selling a Dell Precision T3400 Desktop PC motherboard, is correct, there are;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-TP412-Precision-Workstation-T3400-Socket-775-Motherboard-/360503300257?pt=Motherboards&hash=item53efabd0a1

1) FOUR Black SATA connectors
2) ONE White SATA connector
3) One Blue SATA connector

1 Black SATA connector, and 1 Blue SATA connector, at the bottom of the black Ram Memory slots.

1 White SATA connector, and 3 Black SATA connectors, right next to the where 24-pin ATX main power cable, plugs into the motherboard.

General example of said main power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

(Note* Color of connectors does Not matter )

Originally the Master harddrive, should plug into SATA1 connector on the motherboard.

If you look real close, next to all of those SATA connectors on the motherboard, you may see SATA0, SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4, and SATA5, printed right next to them on the motherboard.

The beauty of SATA:

DOESN'T MATTER WHERE YOU PLUG IN WHAT, on those SATA connectors.
Use ANY one you wish, and plug whatever SATA device into it, that you wish.

BIOS will find the SATA device.
No matter what SATA connector you plug into, and no matter what SATA device.

Kapish?

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/wst3400/en/ug/ug_en.pdf

What a minute, this news just came in.............

The Blue SATA connector on the motherboard, under the black Ram Memory slots, is SATA0.
The Black SATA connector next to it is SATA1.

If you have SAS harddrives (Serial Attached SCSI), the power cable's connector has a provision, to plug the SATA data cable into it also.
If you do not have that particular SAS power cable it's OK.

You can just use a separate SATA power cable, (90 degree elbow to harddrive/optical drive), and a separate SATA data cable.

For additional questions, or to have me clarify further on anything I have stated above, post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 30, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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D945gtp how to connect cd-rom hardware


1) IDE {PATA} DVD burner drive:

For an IDE { PATA } DVD burner, connect to the 40-pin IDE header on the motherboard. This is located to the right side of the Ram Memory slots.
It is the longer header that has 40 contact pins. {39 actually}

( The shorter connector on the motherboard is for a Floppy Drive.
{34 pins} It is above the IDE 40-pin connector )

NOTE*
The IDE connector on the motherboard should be keyed. Should have a cutout on one side. This is so the Number 1 pin in the flat IDE ribbon cable, will line up with Number 1 pin in the motherboard connector.

Some flat IDE ribbon cables, do not have a Locating Lug on the connector. (Small rectangular 'bump')

Number 1 pin on the IDE ribbon cable will be on the side that has a faint RED stripe on it.

Number 1 pin in the motherboard connector is at the Bottom, with the motherboard installed.

The side of the flat ribbon IDE cable that has the faint red stripe on it, goes DOWN, when installed in the motherboard connector.

If the DVD drive does not have a cutout for it's circuit board, the faint red stripe of the flat ribbon IDE cable, goes towards the power cable connection.

2) SATA DVD burner drive:
You have 4 Serial ATA headers (Connectors) on the motherboard.
Your SATA harddrive should be plugged into the SATA1 header.

You can choose any open available SATA header, to plug your SATA DVD burner drive into.
BIOS will see it once you turn the computer on.

3) If you somehow have been using an IDE {PATA} harddrive, and have it connected to your IDE connector on the motherboard, you SHOULD not use a DVD drive on that flat IDE ribbon cable, also.

BIOS has to find which device has the Operating System on it, (Windows), and then hand the computer over to the Operating System.

To state again, BIOS will look at both devices connected to that flat ribbon cable. The Harddrive, and the DVD drive.
It will then determine that the Harddrive, is the device that has Windows on it, not the DVD drive.

This slows the computer down, and could result in a blue screen.

If you have an IDE harddrive plugged into the motherboard, it would be best to use a SATA DVD drive.


For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

May 28, 2012 | Intel D945GTP Motherboard

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I did not hook my cords up properly inside me e machine T 3642


Okay. Let's start with the motherboard, and power cables coming from the Power Supply;

A) The eMachines T3642 Desktop PC uses a
Foxconn (WinFast) MCP61SM2MA motherboard,

1) http://www.ebay.com/itm/eMachines-T5246-T3646-T3642-4006232R-Motherboard-/140665743077?pt=Motherboards&hash=item20c054e6e5

2) http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006232R/4006232Rnv.shtml

(The Form Factor is Micro-ATX. (uATX)
It uses an AM2 processor socket )

[NOTE*
Power unplugged from computer, AND Anti-Static Precautions FOLLOWED.

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.

This action will relieve your body of Static.
IF, you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return ]

Click on the link in 1) above. This shows the bare motherboard with no hardware components attached, or power cables from the Power Supply, or any other cables attached. (Cables = Wires)

Scroll down to the photo of the motherboard.
Look at the Yellow long, Ram Memory slots, that are vertical. (2 each)
To the right of them.

A1) The whitish connector that has two columns of 12 socket holes, is the 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

This is a general example of a 24-pin ATX power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,
(NOTE* Color of power cable connector, and connector on motherboard, Does Not matter),

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

View the photo to the far right. Note the Lock on the power cable's connector, and the Lock Tab on the motherboard's connector.

The hooked end of the Lock, MUST be hooked over the tab, to ensure the power cable is plugged in tightly, and correctly.

A2) Look at link 1) again.
Look at the Top/Left side of the motherboard. See that whitish square connector with 4 socket holes?
That is a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power connector.

A 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable plugs into it. This power cable's connector also has a Lock,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

A3) The Harddrive is a SATA unit. It has a SATA power cable that plugs into it, and a SATA data cable that plugs into it.

The SATA headers (Connectors) on the motherboard, are seen in link 1), and are to the bottom/right. There are 2.
They are Blue in color, and are above the green headers.

This is where the SATA data cable of the harddrive plugs in.
Straight connector. Elbow connector plugs into the back of the Harddrive.

The SATA data cable connector has 7 pins.
The SATA power cable has 15 pins. It is the longer connector,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

Which SATA header on the motherboard, should the SATA harddrive's data cable plug into?
SATA1. The top header. (Connector)

The beauty of SATA however, is that you can connect in EITHER connector, and BIOS will find the harddrive.

Note the L shape on the inside of the power cable connector, and the data cable connector. There is a matching L shape for the connectors on the motherboard, and the back of the Harddrive. Line these up when installing the cables.

A4) The optical drive/s (CD/DVD drive) may be SATA, but I'm betting the optical drive/s are IDE. (PATA)

The optical drive/s will use a flat ribbon cable, for a data cable, and it plugs into the long Blue connector, seen in link 1), to the bottom right of the whitish 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

On the flat ribbon cable is a faint red stripe. It is on one side, and the side that has number 1 pin.

To line the cable up correctly when installing To the motherboard, use the cutout in the connector. The flat ribbon cable's connector, should have a Lug on the outside, which lines up with the cutout.

IF NOT, the faint red stripe side of the cable, goes down towards the bottom of the motherboard.

Looking at the photo, and the IDE (PATA) connector on the motherboard, number 1 pin is at the Bottom/Right corner, of the motherboard connector.

The flat ribbon cable's Lug, also lines up with a cutout in the connector, at the back of the optical drive.

IF the cutout is not present at the back of the optical drive, or there isn't a Lug on the connector, the faint red stripe goes to the RIGHT side of the optical drive.

(Doesn't matter if the flat ribbon cable is twisted. The faint red stripe ALWAYS goes toward the power cable connection, on a drive.
Harddrive, or optical drive.

Number 1 pin is the pin closest to the power cable connection on the drive.

More in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Feb 01, 2012 | eMachines T3642 Refurbished AMD Desktop...

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How to connect a cd rom/dvd


If your CD / DVD is powered on Ok then you are missing the data cable connection which will be either a SATA (small connector) or IDE (much larger connector) both of which plug in to your motherboard....Look at the CD / DVD and try to identify which type of connector you are missing then look for an unconnected cable of the same type within your case.

Dec 17, 2011 | Gateway LX6820-01 Desktop PC

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LG GH22NS70 Super multi DVD Rewriter just used


Power cable attached, interface cable attached, (Dta cable), and the small audio cable attached, plus computer on, and Windows loaded.

Windows XP:
1) Click on Start

2) Right-click on My Computer

3) Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list

4) Left-click on the Hardware tab

5) Left-click on Device Manager

6) When Device Manager loads, left-click on the + sign to the left of - DVD/CD-ROM drives

7) Right-click on the name of the optical drive.

8) Left-click on Uninstall

A Microsoft 'squawk box' will come up,
"Warning you are about to uninstall this device"
It's okay. Click on OK.

Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Turn the computer off normally. (Start > Turn Off Computer > Turn Off)

Wait 1 minute. Turn the computer back on.
You should get a pop-up out of the system tray, "Found new hardware", and perhaps another one will follow, "Found XXXX DVD drive"

No? Doesn't work?
Try using another 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

(The IDE harddrive shown, is just an example of a device that uses a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable. Mistakenly referred to as a 'Molex' power cable)

Make sure the interface cable (Data cable) is plugged in tightly.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 17, 2011 | LG GH22NS70 Super Multi 22X SATA DVD...

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Laptop doesn't recognise DVD rewriter - LG


If your laptop dont recognise dvd rewriter it may be due to many reason it may either due to Ide cable or a registry issue or a hardware issue .Try following steps :

1 make sure you have correctly inserted the IDE and Power Cables. Fault of putting the IDE cable in the wrong way around make this happen.
2 Make one drive the the Master and the other the Slave, don't set both to Cable Select.

Is it not recognizing the drives in the BIOS or Windows? Try changing IDE cables?

If BIOS, have you gone into the BIOS and verified that the drives are detected? Try changing the BIOS settings for the IDE Channels from AUTO to CD_ROM. At least then, from a hardware viewpoint, you are forcing the system to recognize.

3 If you have an older player, check with the manufacturer to see whether an update to the firmware is available. Many newer DVD titles with lots of special features are famous for causing problems on older players.

4 If its a registry issue then try following steps but remember first take back up of your registry
Start the Run Command Prompt

Type in "regedit" without the parrenthesis then click ok

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Then SYSTEM

Then CURRENT CONTROL SET

Then CONTROL

Then CLASS

Then find {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

The whole thing looks like this:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Then delete the upper and lower filters....

RESTART YOUR COMPUTER THEN THERE YA GO!!!! HOPE THIS HELPS

Mar 24, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Bios doesn't recognise harddrive or dvd rewriter


sound like th cable is reverse.
read the manual first, make sure the momories are in the correct orientation. DO NOT FORCE IT.
un-plug the hard drive and the DVD. try to run on the computer. if it turn, then plug in one item at a time.

Since Intel manual doesn't tell you which is pin1 on the IDE cable. you nee to make sure the cable with red bend on one side is plug into the IDE socket on the motherboard label pin1 and the other end is plug into the IDE hard drive facing the power plug.
SATA cable can go in only one way.

Jul 16, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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