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Old 11-30-2006, 08:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New CD-ROM won't read or recognise Media

I replaced an LG CD-ROM for a Sony one, everything is plugged in, is set to master, and recognised in BIOS. Ejects and reads discs... but Windows XP won't recognize any discs.

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Old 11-30-2006, 09:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try unplugging the data cable (both ends) and reseating it.


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Old 11-30-2006, 10:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Tried that, I even tried another IDE cable whilst I was there.

This is a new drive - so could it be DOA?
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Possibly, yet unlikely. I'm assuming you used the drivers from the disk? If so, try reinstalling. Also, try booting your XP cd with the drive, if that works that at least rules out it being a complete DOA (although the writing capabilities may still be non-functioning).
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The drive was OEM... no drivers included (can't find any online either)

Won't boot an XP CD
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