Cd-Rom Trouble

By NaTe
Jan 2, 2005
  1. Hey.

    Well I'm not really sure if this is in the right part of forums. But anyways...Everything on my computer works you know. It starts up and everything but whenever I go to "My Computer" my Cd-Rom doesn't show.
    I've tried removing the plugs and putting them back in. I've also taken out the cd rom i had in and got another cd rom that was working from another computer and put it on mine but it still didn't recognize it. Now I'm just baffled. I usually Reformat my comp every 2 months or so maybe 3 months, but never when I've re formatted has my cd rom not showed. Yes I just did reformat about 2-3weeks ago and my cd rom was working for the first 2 or so days but then it never showed again. Any help would be appreciated.

  2. patio

    patio TS Guru Posts: 482

    What OS are you running ? ?
    To see if it is hardware related trying another CD drive was a good idea. I would also try another cable as well.
    Also try another IDE connector. Since the hard drive is working try connecting the CD drive as a slave on that cable to see if it shows up.
    Also check in the BIOS to see if it is being recognised there as well...

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