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Old 05-01-2008, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DVD RW problem:maybe you can help

I have a optiarc dvd/rw, i cant remember how i got it but i know it wasnt new..
well my problem is this.. sometimes when i start my computer and after it does the memory test and tries to detect drives my dvd/rw sometimes isnt listed.
i can usually solve it by restarting once or twice but its quite inconvenient..

i think it started after i upgraded my comupter (new m/board,new graphic card,new power pack,new processor,new ram) but im not sure..
any help would be appreciated iv searched all over the net for ideas on what to do

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Default Re: DVD RW problem:maybe you can help

Try a new IDE or SATA cable depending on what the drive is. And when it doesn't detect it during POST, does it show up at all in your BIOS and/or Windows? I had a computer that just wouldn't show any drives at POST but they still all worked thereafter.
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Default Re: DVD RW problem:maybe you can help

hey thanks for the quick reply

well it doesnt show up at all in bios or windows unless its listed during post
i havent tried a new cable but i will
i took for granted that the cable would be ok cos i just bought the board about 2 month ago with new cables

well thanks again i guess now i got something else to try
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