DVD drive not recognised by My Computer

By squelch59
Feb 6, 2005
  1. Heres a strange one

    Just put in a bog standard DVD player from my old computer into my new one, bought new ATA cables and everything but when I open "my computer" the DVD player is not there! It is the secondary drive (behind a lite-on burner) on the secondary IDE channel. The bios recognises it and so does Device manager but it won't auto run or appear in My Computer! It is not a faulty drive because it still plays DVD's once you access the player through Windows Media Player!
    Ponder over that one!

    Running an AMD Athlon XP 2000+, Abit KV7 mobo with Crucial 3200 RAM Windows XP Home


  2. kaz

    kaz TS Rookie

    have you tried downloading new drivers DVD playeras that could be the main cause of your worry
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