where is my dvd/cdrw?


I have just installed a new dvd/cdrw and cannot find it any where on the computer can you help?

I have looked everywhere?

Much appreciated

  strech 13:39 21 Feb 05

check you bios see if its there also check
the jumper on back of the rom

  Stuartli 15:56 21 Feb 05

Have you checked that the connections are correct and are tight?

  Stuartli 15:59 21 Feb 05

You should also see the rewriter listed when you bootup your system.

Thanks for your advise now to my horror I find that the secondary IDE slot is not working!!
I have had problems with this motherboard before and have sent DELL a very annoyed email to sort this out

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:10 21 Feb 05

uninstall secondary ide driver in device manager.
then under the action menu scan for new hardware XP will find and reinstall drivers. your CD should then reappear.

  Stuartli 16:10 21 Feb 05

Have you checked the IDE Controllers Properties in Device Manager?


Tried all of that still nothing!

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