PC Won't Recognize Optical Drive

February 27, 2011 at 01:17:14
Specs: Windows XP Home
A couple of months ago I replaced the battery on the motherboard of my son's PC. The PC works fine with the exception of the CD/DVD drive. The drive is getting power, and when I place a CD in the drive, the drive seems to be spinning the CD properly (it increases its RPMs as if its reading the disc). But the drive appears nowhere in the device manager, or in the list of devices in My Computer. I have checked all the plugs and cables, and everything seems fine. I have tried re-adding the device using the hardware installation wizard, but I haven't had any success.

I'm thinking it is a problem with the BIOS setting, but I don't know which setting to change. The PC is a Shuttle XPC and the drive is a Plextor PX-716A.

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February 27, 2011 at 02:30:55
U need correct settings in bios. First u need to confirm if the drive is recognized, if not look for IDE configuration and make sure both PRIMARY and SECONDARY channel enabled then set them to AUTO(ide device 1, ide device 2 etc). And also make sure both cpu and memory settings are correct(according to manufacture specs). Default settings is a starting poin but if u want better perfomance u need adjust them yourself.

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