HP PC and DVD/ROM problems

By MouskyMan
Nov 12, 2008
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  1. i have a hp pavilion 7925 pc.i hooked up a dvd rom to it and it aint finding it,i checked the bios,its not in there either,but when i put a cd/rom on it,it recognises it.i cleared the bios etc,still doesnt work.i also need to boot windows,well my windows xp cd.the harddrive is empty and needs windows xp re-installed on it but i cant boot the cd.how can i fix this problem? and is there any other way of booting windows cd to do a format without a cd? like with an ipod or from the actual harddrive it selfself? the other cd/rom which is recognised doesnt work,it keeps on ejecting.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    How is the DVD drive set? Master, Slave, CS or is it SATA?
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