I recently added a hard drive to my computer and attached it using the same ribbon cable as what my dvd writer was on then could not get the dvd drive to work so i disconnected the hard drive to solve the problem and the same problem persists. does anybody know what i have done to my dvd drive? has it had its last breath?
If you have two drives on the same ide cable, one has to be set at master, the other as slave, the hard drive should always be the master. But you should'nt normally put a cd drive on the same ide as a hard drive as this will slow up the read write speed of your hdd. Make sure the ide cable is the correct way around, and that all the drives have been recognised in the bios. To enter the bios press f2 or del on boot up and see if all the drives appear there.
first make sure there are no disks in any of the drives cd floppy and usb Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.
Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32
New hard disk drive being added. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable
Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS. Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CDROM First verify that no FLOPPY DISKS or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive including IDE,SATA
if ita flat 40 pin ribbon type it will be the first to fail
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a
secure dust free connections and are not faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections
a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
hope it helps
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