replacement dvd writer not recognised

  2voddysandapint 09:00 28 Apr 06
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i have replaced the dvd rom with a writer on my laptop running xp. on first boot up it says incompatible device press fi....then in my computer no drive is recognised.if i then restart it is recognised at boot up and then shows in my computer ....which means to use drive i always have to boot up twice.....any ideas

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:25 28 Apr 06

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Check the drive settings in CMOS (BIOS) are set to auto to detect your drive.

  ShalafiStudios 13:04 28 Apr 06

I agree with Fruit Bat, see the documentation that came with your laptop or check the manufactour's website for details on how to alter the CMOS/BIOS settings.

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