Windows Not reconising CD and DVD drives

By Evil duck
Oct 26, 2005
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  1. I have just finished building my Pc it is was a very unlucky build (lots of errors) but they are all fixed now. One of the main problems was conflicting boot drives. I soon realised that this was something to do with EIDE and IDE conflicting. But now i cannot get windows to reconise either my DVD Rw/CD rw drive or my DVD rom/CD rom dirve.
    Also bios only detects the ROm drive.
    Here are the specs:

    ASUS P5LD2 motherboard
    2gb ram DDR2
    30.ghz p4
    360gb HDD
    Gigabyte (brand name) DVD ROM drive
    LG Dual layer DVD rw drive
    Nvidia 6600 G card

    PLease HELP!!
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Make sure the jumpers on your optical drives are set correctly. One should be set to master, and the other one set to slave both on the same ide channel.

    If they are already set right, try swapping the drives over. I.E the one that is now master make it the slave, and visa versa.

    Try a different ide cable.

    The drive that is master should be connected at the end of the ide cable, with the other drive connected to the connector that is part way down the cable.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Evil duck

    Evil duck Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanks alot i will try that
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