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more disappearing drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by onely, Feb 9, 2005.

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  1. onely

    onely Thread Starter

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    hello, I installed windows xp about 9 days ago. everything was working fine including the cdr and dvd and today they are gone no where to be found. I checked all cables, they don't show up anywhere, not in my computer and not in device manager, I don't even see them in the bios anywhere . I have read all the posts I could find but I still did not solve this problem,thanks for your help
     
  2. norton850

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    If the drives are not even in BIOS then either the connection to the drives is bad. The Ide cable needs replacing. The MB IDE connector went.

    You've checked some of these things. Hook up one drive at a time observing proper master/jumper or cable select postioning choices.
     
  3. onely

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    I changed the cable and did all the jumper switching and still nothing. How can I tell if its the MB IDE connector ?
     
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