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DVD-R/RW not working

By comrie19
Mar 3, 2009
  1. Hi,

    I have taken a DVD R/RW drive from one computer and hooked it up to another. It worked before I moved it but now my computer doesn't recognize it. On the same cable is a secondary hard drive. When the old CD R/RW drive is connected my computer recognizes the CD drive and hard drive. With the DVD drive hooked uo the dvd drive and hard drive don't show up.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. comrie19

    comrie19 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    could you tell me what this does? and maybe why the dvd drive and hard drive on that cable don't show up? I like to understand whaty I'm doing to my computer
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes it removes the Upper and Lower filter drivers as registered in your registry
    These registry entries are easily corrupted, and thankfully just restarting they are automatically created again (but this time working ;) )

    You can do this on any computer, even if working ok. ie It will not harm it
     
  5. comrie19

    comrie19 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    should I have the dvd drive connected?
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  7. comrie19

    comrie19 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is interally connected via the via the wide gray cables. I ran the program and had no luck.

    problem solved.

    I changed the slave/master configuration on the back of the drive based on the working drive.
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
     
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