Now don't get pi$$ed but I have to ask, Is there a CD in the drive when you click on it? If so check the jumper and try another cable. Oh try indexing the CD in the drive 90 deg. and see if it see's it.
Your question just made me laugh! (BUT, hey, it IS a valid question). CD is in. I have to drives (one CD-RW and the other a DVD-ROM). It is just the CD-RW that gives me problems. I got another cable and checked the drivers and IRQ's for conflits. Nothing. At the risk of sounding not-so-intelligent, what do you mean by indexing? Thanks.
Sorry for the delay. Incredibly busy here. Not net at home. The drive works fine. It seems my system is not detecting it (it does at boot up time). I will try swaping the DVD with the other. See if it does it. Thanks.
CD roms are not that quirkey...they work or they dont
If you put the DVD rom on the same channel and it works...the CD rom is BAD...no fixing it -other then reseating the cables and ensureing the jumper is set properly ...just the fact...these things happen...thats why techs have jobs...
If you put the working DVD drive on the same channel and it doesnt work...then swap the cabel...if it still doesnt work (worst cast senario) bad connector on the motherboard...then weight the value of cost of replacement to new system...
Now if your remove the DVD and the CD works...look at your power supply...not preforming...ALOT of system qurikyness can come form a bad or soon to be bad power supply
I can't help but think that we've got to be missing something simple here.
I think we need to compare exactly what you bios shows about your drive configuration and what shows on the "Settings" tab on each drive in Device Manager.
You proably already know this but:
As soon as the bios displays the drives detected press (very quickly) the [Pause/Break] button and write down the displayed info(Drive Name, Primary/Secondary, Master/Slave). All your drives should be shown(*), if not as soon as you "Press Any Key" to continue running the bios press the[Delete] key to enter the Bios Setup Program, the drive info. is usually a page/screen named "Standard CMOS Settings". If you can't get into the bios setup on this pass let it finish rebooting and then restart the PC again and go directly to the Bios Setup Program and write down the info needed and then exit setup.
(*) Some bios will not show manually configured drives on the startup screen.
I can see from earlier posts that you know enough about Device Manager so, onward.
I know that you've proably done all of this about a hundred times by now but, please humor us we may solve this yet. Please post your findings.
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