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

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does your drive workw ith other CDs?

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


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