cd/dvd drives not recognised

  nm24 21:55 02 Dec 06
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running XP, however Device Manager won't show the cd or dvd I've installed, nor will they show up on My Computer. Already tried disconecting and reconnecting.
nm

  De Marcus™ 22:03 02 Dec 06

Do they show in Disk management?

Start, 'Right' click on my computer and select manage, from the new dialogue box that pops up select 'disk management'.

  nm24 22:13 02 Dec 06

Hello De Marcus,
no, they don't show up in disk management.

  Ashrich 22:16 02 Dec 06

Check the IDE cable is installed properly , if it is an older cable without the notch to ensure correct fitting make sure the red line on the edge of the cable is facing you on both drives , try changing the IDE ribbon cable to eliminate that problem , check the bios to see if the motherboard recognises them , make sure power cables are not connected to anything else that will consume large amounts of power ( powerful graphics card ), also check in the bios that the IDE channel you are connecting to is enabled .


Ashley

  nm24 22:23 02 Dec 06

Checked all tis but to no avail.
nm

  De Marcus™ 22:25 02 Dec 06

Replace the IDE cable.

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