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Old 06-11-2008, 09:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Cool Re: BIOS will not detect CD-RW drive

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For whatever reason, this CD-RW drive is no longer compatible w/ this
PC. I have put this CD-RW drive into 2 other working systems, and it
is recognized right away and works fine. It doesn't matter whether I
use it's own IDE cable or the cables from the other systems.

Also, no matter what other CD-RW drives I install in the PC I'm working
on, it recognizes them and they work fine. Again, it doesn't matter
what IDE cable I use.

All drives are on jumper setting of 'Cable Select' and all are IDE drives.

It's strange because this is the drive that came with this system from
DELL. I'm just wondering what happened to the PC or what was installed
that would first make the BIOS unable to Auto-detect it and then Windows
not detect it at all. I really had to fight with the BIOS and once I finally
got that, no matter what I did in Windows, it would not work.

I know that hardware incompatibilities exist out there, but something must
have been installed on this system to render this CD-RW drive unrecognizable to this PC. If anyone has had this happen, please let me know, as I would like to help my friend avoid this again. I was able to switch the CD-RW drives between 2 systems and everyone is happy with that, but I'd like to figure out what software applications and/or processes may have taken this Samsung SW-252S out of the picture.

Thanks in advance for your assistance. Bowdie

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