I recently installed this model of CD ROM drive on a work computer running Windows 2K. It was one I'd had from a previous computer and works fine in other systems. The computer detected the drive fine, and for about a week it had no trouble detecting discs. Then, at seemingly random, it stopped detecting the discs. When I put a disc in, the drive will light up for a few seconds as if it's reading the CD, then it stops, and doesn't show that a disc is loaded.
I have disconnected and reconnected the cables, replaced the IDE cables, triple checked the jumper configurations and bios settings, everything should be working flawlessly, but it isn't. I even had a tech talk me through resetting everything in windows to make it redetect the drive, to no avail.
My best quess wouldbe that the drive went out and you just don't realize or want to admit it. Switch it back to another system to test it, if it still dosn't work scrap it. Otherwise I would try booting to dos with an old 98se disk, see if it's your OS if it is, reinstall 2k.
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Hi Have you tried to go into your cmos settings and enable the settings to detect your cd rom You should be able to use a external cd rom connected through your USB port to load and re-install windows and your drivers if you have the motherboard cd. The problem is your limited in your options to work from the hard drive but a disk also gives you the option to repair the filing system and replace missing files.
The problem with installing windows on one pc and it not working on another pc is the motherboards are not compatible, and the configuration has to be similar or the same so the hard drive can boot up and communicate between the hardware and software.
Your options are use a CD rom, change your MB or google your problem and hope someone else was able to resolve this issue.
First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot andgo into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If itdoesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer orlaptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioningcomputer/laptop again.
please check what type of dive it is cdrw/dvdr or only COD -rom...if only cd rom it will not read DVD's...go to run ...then type msinfo32 then components finally under check the type of CD/DVD drive installed...if everything is ok...reinstall the chipset drivers....thanks...also if u can check in BIOS if the drive is getting detected.
First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot andgo into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If itdoesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer orlaptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioningcomputer/laptop again.
It could be a proiblem with the cd-rom drive or the computer. You can try and run a cd lens cleaning kit in the drive to try and clean the lens. Also try using a different SATA or ATA cable for the drive depending on which one it has(the cable could be bad). I would take out the cd-rom drive and try installing it into another computer to verify if the drive is working. If the drive acts the same in a different computer then replace the drive. If it does not then there might be a hardware problem with the e-machine motherboard.
what do you mean not recognized? not detecting the drive or not reading? if not recognized by windows you can check the driver for drives in the windows if not reading it is the lens problem..if the lens problem, the solution only is to replace the lens or to replace the whole drive