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Thread: Cant see my CD-ROM and DVD Drive in XP

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    Cant see my CD-ROM and DVD Drive in XP

    Hi everyone,

    For some reason.. I can't see my CD-ROM and DVD drives in Windows XP pro. I went to go to My Computer to open a drive with my CD to install something and couldn't even do it because i can't open my CD. I don't know how to make those 2 drives viewable in My Computer under XP. Can someone help me out with this?? Thanx guys.

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    Re:Cant see my CD-ROM and DVD Drive in XP

    Shut down the computer. Open it and unplug the power and IDE cables from both, then boot up to Windows. Shut down again a,d plug them back in. That should make the computer think they are new drives, and reinstall them.

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    Re:Cant see my CD-ROM and DVD Drive in XP

    trickster,

    Is the power and IDE cables r those big cables that connect to my CD-ROM and DVD drives?? I never disconnect those cables before. I only disconnected a few things before.

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    Re:Cant see my CD-ROM and DVD Drive in XP

    The flat cables that goes to each is your IDE cable. The one with the white plug and red yellow black wires is your power. If you happen to se one in the back with white rad and black wires and a white connector, that is your audio cable.

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    Re:Cant see my CD-ROM and DVD Drive in XP

    also, check your BIOS and see if it got messed up... a computer was showing up one day with a 5 /14 drive for A:, apparently the ones in that room didn't have a BIOS passwd set...

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