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Laptop CD drive causing problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by millsy5, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. millsy5

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    The CD drive on my laptop stopped working on me a few days ago. When I remove it I get an error stating that "the device in the modular bay is not recognised". When I install it I get an error stating "no internal harddrive detected". I bought a new one and am getting the same problem with it.

    Any suggestions please?
     
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    'no internal harddrive detected" means your PC cannot find the HDD. and has nothing to do with your CD drive.
    When you insert the new CD drive make sure it is fully inserted. It should click in snugly.
     
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    The harddrive error only occurs when the CD drive is plugged in so there must be a conflict somewhere.
     
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    If you take the CD drive out and try to boot, can you get into Windows?
    I think your CD drive is Kaput.
     
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    As I already mentioned, I bought a new CD drive and I am having the same problem so I doubt the both of them are faulty.

    I can boot up fine without the CD drive installed. I can 'escape' passed the modular bay error.
     
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    Go iinto the BIOS setup and set your IDE drive to AUTO, save and exit.
    IDK how it could have been changed, but check it out.
     
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