CD-ROM problem........

  CJ_1976 21:35 06 Jan 04

Please can someone help???I have a DVD ROM drive and have just installed a DVD RW, but when i insert a cd into either drive, they are not running the discs. if i try to open them manually from 'my computer', it says that the disc is empty (i have tried numerous FULL discs) HELP!!!!!

  VoG II 21:40 06 Jan 04

Check that the cable is firmly seated at both ends - drives and motherboard. Disconnect then reconnect them

  CJ_1976 21:41 06 Jan 04

ive already tried that umpteen times but to no avail, they are both definately all wired up.

  dave-jens 21:42 06 Jan 04

Does it work with just the DVD rom?
Are they on the same IDE cable?
Does the BIOS read the 2 drives?

  CJ_1976 21:45 06 Jan 04

i honestly dont know because i ont know how to access my bios settings, they are both on the same IDE cable, but i previously had a cdrw on the same cable and it was fine. :S

  woodchip 21:45 06 Jan 04

Have you loaded the software i.e PowerDVD

  CJ_1976 21:46 06 Jan 04

all software is loaded

  VoG II 21:47 06 Jan 04

Do they show up in Device Manager. If you don't know how to do that post your version of Windows.

  CJ_1976 21:56 06 Jan 04

i'm running windows me

  VoG II 21:59 06 Jan 04

Start, Control Panel/System, Device Manager tab.

  CJ_1976 22:01 06 Jan 04

according to that, both drives are working fine!! AArrgghhh

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