Need Help - Windows won't recognize DVD Drive

By OuiWillie ยท 4 replies
Nov 24, 2004
  1. Please help. I'm putting together a computer and my operating system (Win 98SE) won't recognize my DVD as a drive. What do I do?
  2. tmooney

    tmooney TS Rookie

    Did you install the driver and reboot?
    Does the system BIOS recognize the drive?
    Is the DVD drive on the secondary (port/cable) by itself?
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You might need to install your motherboards IDE drivers. I've had that happen to me on an old Socket-7 board. Although we used the DVD drive to install Windows, once booted, the DVD drive did not have a letter to access it & it didn't show up in the device manager.

    Everything worked well once the drivers were installed (Ali 1541 IDE drivers for people who still remember those super Socket-7 boards ;) ).
  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    sorry didiou i prob. wasnt walking when they were out :p
  5. OuiWillie

    OuiWillie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'll try your suggestions

    My BIOS recognizes the drive, it just doesn't show up as a drive letter. I'll try all of your suggestions and let you know. Thanks .
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