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Force Recon

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#1 9 years ago

I got two drives one a DVD-ROM another a DVD Writer(only writer).I had my PSU changed some days back(didn't change it myself) and after I got back the PC the optical drives weren't working.I mean they the drives were sliding in and out receiving power alright but they weren't able to boot up disks.

what should I do now?




*The.Doctor

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#2 9 years ago

Open your case and make sure they plugged the IDE (or SATA depending on your drives) cables back in.




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#3 9 years ago
Force Recon;4692013I...the drives were sliding in and out receiving power alright but they weren't able to boot up disks.

If you mean run a bootable disc vs just launch a standard disc you may need to set the boot order in your MB BIOS so the ROM drive is the first boot device.




Bs|Archaon

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#4 9 years ago

Aye sounds to me like the BIOS has lost some of it's settings during the changeover (which shouldn't happen but it's not the end of the world) and has changed the boot order of your drives, so it's trying to boot from your hard drive first.




Force Recon

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#5 9 years ago

Apollo I already did that didn't work though.

If you mean run a bootable disc vs just launch a standard disc you may need to set the boot order in your MB BIOS so the ROM drive is the first boot device.

neither a bootable disk nor a standard disk is being read.It appear as if they are not connected to the PC at all.I guess I will have to sort out the BIOS settings.that should work.




*The.Doctor

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#6 9 years ago

Are they showing up in the Windows Device Manager?




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#7 9 years ago

Hi, I'm having a similar problem with my friend's new system. We are trying to wipe the drive and install XP, but the comp won't boot from the CD. I have tried setting the boot order, I've selected the CD drive to boot first from the menu, and I've even switched the order that the SATAs are connected to the motherboard, putting the CD drive in slot 1 and the HDD in slot 2. The comp just won't boot from a CD. Is there a conflice with the mobo and CD drive?

The mobo is a ASUS P5Q SE Plus, and the CD drive is a SATA drive according to BIOS "PBDS DVD+/-RW DH-"

Any help appreciated, thanks.




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#8 9 years ago

Did you try pressing F8 (should be that one :hmm: ) to force opening the BIOS' boot menu ?




Junk angel

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#9 9 years ago
Hi, I'm having a similar problem with my friend's new system. We are trying to wipe the drive and install XP, but the comp won't boot from the CD. I have tried setting the boot order, I've selected the CD drive to boot first from the menu, and I've even switched the order that the SATAs are connected to the motherboard, putting the CD drive in slot 1 and the HDD in slot 2. The comp just won't boot from a CD. Is there a conflice with the mobo and CD drive?

If the pc came preinstalled with vista, it may be vista locked, and you will have to flash the bios to allow you to install another OS.

As to the original problem. a) Do the drives show up in my computer? b) if yes, try right clicking and select open drive - if they do open, they're most likely connected and the problem does not lie with the drives themselves.