1 Sata DVD and 1 IDE DVD drive, IDE wont work

July 15, 2010 at 19:40:03
Specs: Windows Vista
so i got a Samsung SH-W162Z(IDE) dvd drive and i have a Samsung SH-S223C(sata) dvd drive, my problem is that my Sata works but my IDE doesnt work, is it possible my sata is blocking my IDE, oh and i got a 160gb Sata HDD

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July 15, 2010 at 19:44:57
Check in the BIOS screens to verify the IDE controller is enabled. Then check the cabling and jumpers on the IDE DVD drive.

Watch the POST screens at start up to verify the BIOS is properly configuring all your drives by model.

No, your SATA DVD drive can't block the IDE DVD drive.

If you are attempting to boot from a disk in the IDE DVD drive you must have the boot order set with THAT drive in the boot order and before the hard drive/s.

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July 15, 2010 at 19:46:47
okay but can you tell me what to look for in bios? kinda a new person to computers, and the jumper is in the middle of the jumper.

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July 16, 2010 at 04:13:56
Is the DVD drive the only drive connected to the cable?

Do you also have a power connector attached to the drive?

Every BIOS is different. Try looking in Advanced Settings. The option will be IDE ATA controller, either enabled or disabled.

It may already be enabled. You didn't respond to all questions.

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July 16, 2010 at 04:39:32
yes the dvd drive is the only one connected to the IDE ribbon, Yes the power connector is connected. Also noticed the DVD drive blinks for about 2-3 seconds then stops blinking while my sata dvd drive blinks for over 10 seconds.

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July 16, 2010 at 05:10:42
In Windows> My Computer does the DVD drive in question appear?

What is it you are trying to do when the drive blinks briefly?

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July 16, 2010 at 12:35:49
it shows up as my D: drive and it blinks when i put a CD/DVD in it.

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July 16, 2010 at 20:46:18
So, why do you think the drive is not functioning? Does the disk you insert have data on it? Sounds like the only thing not functioning is autoplay. Right click on the drive icon (D) and choose open. If you can see files then there is no problem.

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