cant find d drive

June 28, 2009 at 02:59:24
Specs: Windows XP
recently had a power surge and lost the power supply. after i installed a new one the computer cant find the d drive. i have installed a new drive and it still cant find that either. someone suggested going into bios and changing a setting to rule out whether or not the motherboard has been damaged by the surge.

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#1
June 28, 2009 at 03:04:05
D drive ?

This can be any type of drive or partition. You installed another one...please be mor explicit about what you are refering to so that some one here can help!


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#2
June 28, 2009 at 03:36:13
sorry its just a dvd player. i also have an e drive as well which is a dvd burner and that cant be detected either

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#3
June 28, 2009 at 04:01:32
Did you verify the cables are all seated? Are these IDE or SATA?

LIR


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#4
June 28, 2009 at 04:45:06
cables are good (correctly connected) ide

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#5
June 28, 2009 at 05:26:50
A quicker way to determine if there is a problem might be to take the cable that is plugged into your hard drive and plug in one DVD or CD rom drive at a time and see if they are recognized in the BIOS as the computer boots.

Because you already know that that cable is good (since it boots to the operating system now) it will tell you if the hardware has a problem or possibly the IDE cable.

Also be sure that your BIOS is set to 'AUTO' detect this hardware.

Depending on the age of the computer, it's possible that the cable for your CD/DVD drives has gone bad, or even the extra controller on the mother board. When you have a power surge that causes a problem with a computer its always a painful adventure discovering what all was truly affected.

It's not impossible for those cables to go bad, but my guess would be that your controller port on the mother bad has bit the dust.


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#6
June 28, 2009 at 06:35:36
As your friend told you, see if they are detetced in the BIOS. If they are, it's a Windows problem, not a hardware problem. If they're not, it's probably the controller.

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#7
June 30, 2009 at 06:33:37
thanks evrybody for your input problem solved -motherboard.

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