Computer nerds: Why don't my cd/dvd drives recognize a cd when I put it in the tray?

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I sure hope someone here can help me. First, I'm on win Xp and I have two drives (CD and DVD). Yesterday I installed a new internal hard drive, and today I was going to play a cd on the computer, and it won't recognize the disc or even show up in my computer. The trays operate normally by opening up and all, but it just won't show what disc I put in or play anything in itunes. What happened?

van smack, Saturday, 26 March 2011 22:43 (thirteen years ago) link

the CD sucks

kris menace isn't even french (sic), Sunday, 27 March 2011 00:40 (thirteen years ago) link

does your drive workw ith other CDs?

who is john nult? (dayo), Sunday, 27 March 2011 00:44 (thirteen years ago) link

No. It doesn't recognize ANY cd. I tried a Hawkwind cd and also a cdr i had.

van smack, Sunday, 27 March 2011 00:57 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm thinking it maybe had something to do with the installation of the new hd. I don't know that much about the technical computer stuff.

van smack, Sunday, 27 March 2011 00:59 (thirteen years ago) link

the IDE cable might have been knocked loose - try making sure it's firmly seated at both the motherboard and the drive.

or master/slave configuration might be borked - have you mucked around in the BIOS?

who is john nult? (dayo), Sunday, 27 March 2011 01:01 (thirteen years ago) link

No. I haven't messed with the BIOS at all. I'll open the case and check the cables.

van smack, Sunday, 27 March 2011 01:19 (thirteen years ago) link

dayo, the problem solver!

I guess the ide cable came loose on the motherboard. Something so simple.

Thanks for your help!

van smack, Sunday, 27 March 2011 01:36 (thirteen years ago) link

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