CD W drive not recognized

By abcdefg ยท 5 replies
May 25, 2006
  1. I had a power surge on my Compaq Presario desktop which has a floppy drive, a dvd drive and also a CD Burner drive. I had to get the power supply replaced. Now Windows will not recognize the CD Burner drive. The light comes on and it opens and closes but will not work. The DVD drive shows up, so does all the hard drives and floppy drive. How can I get it to function again?
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Try uninstalling the IDE channel the drive is on in device manager and rebooting. if it does not reinstall the drive when windows restarts then the drive is probably damaged.
  3. abcdefg

    abcdefg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do I do that? What is an IDE channel? I know how to get to device manager.
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    The IDE channels can be located in device manager under IDE ATA|ATAPI Controllers.
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Oops. Nevermind. Misread post.
  6. abcdefg

    abcdefg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is fixed. Had to pop both the top dvd drive out, and the cd rw drive under it out and then swapped them, made one master and the other slave to it. It worked and is burning now. Thanks to all who responded!
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