CD/DVD Drive not detected in bios

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Well, i decided to start fresh and installed a new harddrive because i believed the old one to be faulty or corrupt etc.



That worked out fine and is detected in my bios and everything, however i can't install an os because my optical drive is not being detected.


I tried unplugging and plugging the cords back in.
I'm sort of limited with the proper terms for the computer but i believe its plugged in with an IDE cable (Might be obvious but eh) and another smaller cable (I don't know)


Is there anything i'm missing, do i have to somehow setup the drive?


Thanks for any help!
 
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I am interested in knowing if you've gone into your bios and set your boot up as CD - HD - Floppy so the OS CD is recognized first.
 
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Welcome to TSG forums!!!!
Did you install the drivers for it? If you go into device manager, does it show in the list of things there?
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Thanks for trying to help guys, I ended up finding a usb optical drive, that I used to install my operating system.
 
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