Undetected Cd-Rom drives after soundcard install, worked perfectly before

By gamingguy27
Mar 7, 2005
  1. I bought and installed a new soundcard only to find after booting up that my Cd-Rom drives are undetected but still load discs!!??!!??!! I have a 300w psu and i am worried it has had its day.......


    P.S= If i were to buy a new psu, what are the best makes?
  2. fishhookz

    fishhookz TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Could be power. I used to have a Sony cd burner and it didn't burn, but read discs. I put it in another pc and it burned fine. LG drives seem to use less power to me.

    300w is ok for cpu, ram, mobo, 2 fans, 1 optical driver, 1 floppy, and a few usb devices. Depending on the brand, Sparkle lists the lowest continuous wattages. Their 300w can output up to 350+ watts. Some no-names list the highest continuous wattages, when in actuality, they're outputing 50 watts less.

    Good PSU brands are Antec, Enermax (my 300w has been running for 2+ years), Fortron, Sparkle, TT and PP. You can see them on or, etc.

    Either power or the new soundcard is conflicting with some sys. resources.
  3. gamingguy27

    gamingguy27 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 168


    I have seen a nice Q-Tec power supply, (550w) is this a good brand?
    Thanks for the help.

    How would i stop the soundcard conflicting?

    Thanks for the help...
  4. fishhookz

    fishhookz TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Never heard of Q-Tec. Can't comment.

    IF it's soundcard conflicting, you can see it in Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware > open the soundcard properties.
  5. gamingguy27

    gamingguy27 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 168


    There were no conflicts in any of the devices, so i am guessing its my 300w psu? Thanks for the help....
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