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Old 04-05-2007, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help with installation of DVD writer

Well, I decided to install a DVD writer in place of my old basic CD player. Piece of cake usually, but not on this computer. All I did was take the old one out and put the new one in with exactly the same settings.

So anyway, it didnt like it at all. At first the boot up went all Commodore 64ish, and sometimes it recognizes the writers, other times it will not. To cap it off windows wont even boot, and if I am lucky enough to get to the windows boot menu my keyboard will just freeze up on me. It lets me tap in F8 at the beginning, when I get through it just freezes.. any suggestions?

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Default Re: Need help with installation of DVD writer

Try reseating your cables, making sure they are plugged in good.

Make sure you didn't joggle anything else loose during the installation, replug everything.

Try booting without the new drive being plugged in.


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Old 04-05-2007, 08:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need help with installation of DVD writer

How strong of a PSU do you have? might not be what is causing it but let's eliminate this option.

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