BIOS can't detect drives

By toledo230
Nov 27, 2006
  1. I replaced my old dvd rom drive with a dvd-rw drive. When I turned on the computer, it would not boot. I entered the setup and discovered no drives were being detected. I unplugged all the drives and reconnected them again. The same result, I don't know what could be the problem. Any suggestions?
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Only this drive or all of them?

    Have you flashed your BIOS recently? Did you change jumper settings? Is the cable seated correctly?
  3. toledo230

    toledo230 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, I have not flashed my BIOS recently. I doubled checked my cables were connected correctly for my two hard drives and a dvd-rw drive. The jumper were default set on the dvd-rw drive to master. My two hard drives are set to master and slave.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    possible your cable is not making a good connection or got broke.
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