lynndy-lou February 5, 2010 at 03:12:22 Specs: Windows XP
Purchased this tower from ebay, turned it on to find the dvd drive is not showing in my computer. checked in device manager and not there. So I checked in the bios not detected. Checked all the connections nothing happening. Had a look on the techy forums and the general conclusion was a dead dvd drive. so purchased the lg dvd drive and all that happened when I installed it was raid controller appeared in device manager under other devices with a yellow question mark. I have no idea what this is or if it has anything to do with the dvd drive. Please help!!!!
If you just bought it and it was a new machine, you should contact the seller. The fact that a raid controller option is displayed indicates that the bios detected 2 sata drives. Is your hard drive sata also?
Hi, To be fair to the seller he has said I can return it, but wanted to make sure it wasn't something that could be easily remedied by myself. The hard drive has the wide tape type connections so not sure.
The wide tape connection is called an IDE cable. So you have a sata dvd player. Check your BIOS to make sure SATA is enabled. You could also check to see if there is a BIOS update for your Mobo concerning Sata capabilities being enabled. Another option is to use an IDE burner and slave it in the existing IDE ribbon. Good Luck. I would ask the builder how to fix it first though. You paid him for a working machine.
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