|Street1, before you give up I just want to make sure you understood my problem. If there was any loose connections or some hardwire problem the CD-ROM would not work at all, but as I said the CD-ROM (actually DVD-CDRW, but I will refer to it as CD=ROM) works fine once windows XP is running, Windows XP drivers do recognize the drive and the drive works (plays DVD, burns CD). Its just that the bios doesn't. Without the bios recognizing it, I cannot install XP (reinstall over the existing |
HD, or fresh install on a new one, which is what
I am trying to do). I am stuck with the HD I have. I cannot upgrade to a different HD or reinstall XP on the existing HD. Thats the problem. Thanks for trying to help.