dvd drive

  the kopite 16:39 28 Aug 03

Hi Guys I,m back yes its the kopite with another tale of woe .What is it this time kopite well my dvd rom has gone walkabout one minute it was fine next minute gone not registering during post and not reading any cd,s any ideas would be most wellcome guys Thanks Kopite

  bullys 16:45 28 Aug 03

What speed is it , How old is it , What Make . have you tried cleaning it with one of thoses CD cleaner CD's you get from shop .?

  sil_ver 16:47 28 Aug 03

Either you've got a loose connection (I mean the drive :-)) or it's bust. you could try disconnecting it, rebooting to windows, shutting down and reconnecting it and see if BIOS picks it up again.

  the kopite 17:28 28 Aug 03

Okay so its me with the loose conection for I dont now the speed only that its a hitachi and they dont make them any more its been in my comp for 5 years so I guess its time for a new one guys all donations will be gratefully recieved kopite

  the kopite 07:58 29 Aug 03

The bios is now saying ATAPI incompatible yet it was compatible befor any ideas what that means guys ? kopite

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