Dvd drive not working

By tommyd78
Sep 16, 2007
  1. I bought a sony read and write drive but computer will not recognize it. The top bay has a read only dvd rom drive the jumper is set for cable select as that is how it came from factory. The new drive in second bay has the jumper set as the slave . I checked and the ide plug is secure there is power to the drive but I go to my computer and new drive is not there and found new hardware wizard does not show up. Please help thank you!
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Right click on My Computer and choose Properties. Then click on the Hardware tab. Then choose Device Manager. Check to see if there is anything in there with a Yellow (!) next to it. This could be your drive.
  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    if drive one is cable select you will either need to change drive two to cable select, or drive one to master. I prefer to use master/slave. cable select creeps me out ;)
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