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dvd multi recorder RW dvd+r-DL issues

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  1. junker05

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    I am very limited on my knowledge of computer stuff. I am good on them, not fixing or working on them. I have an older IBM that has a a dvd/cd player(not a burner). I had a dvd/cd+r recorder from a newer computer but both running windows Xp(32 bit). The connecters in the back of the disk drives are different. The disk drive currently in my computer has a different power plug, and the data plug is the older gray ribbon style. The drive I put in, has a red data cable which I have connected to the motherboard. There are (4) of these "ports or... data 1, data 2, data 3, data 4"" which I plugged the red data cable I had with the new drive into. There were several power plugs unused and one was the correct type for the new drive I installed. The "data 1," has a black cord of wire going to the hard disk. I plugged the new drive into "data 2," and turned the computer back on. I booted up, but stayed in a "dos" type mode of print and it had this icon I had never seen before and it was a little thing turning over and over followed by periods. It seemed to figure it out and suddenly I see the disk drive is recognized by the "system" and it boots up as always. When my main screen comes on, all is normal, but it says "new hardware found" and the hardware wizard comes on and asks to insert a disk if my "Hardware" came with it. I got this disk drive from a broken computer, so I have no idea if it had a disk?
    Now the problem is if I want to burn a disk in windows media player, It says it has incountered an error, it doesn't seem to recoginize the new disk drive and I can't use the original one either, I disconnected the new drive to see if the old one would work, but it still did not change the situation. I need to know if this new drive will work? and if not, then how to "uninstall" this so the original cd/dvd player works again?
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Faulty drive or cable. Or there is a incompatibility between the drive and the SATA version used on the motherboard.

    The "old style" grey cable is the old standard PATA (IDE) interfarce. >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

    The new connectors are the new SATA interface. >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

    Depending on the motherboard, if it is using the original SATA 1 controller, it may not support CD/DVD drives.
     
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