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No Cd rom Drives work?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stocker340, Mar 11, 2003.

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  1. stocker340

    stocker340 Thread Starter

    Oct 7, 2002
    hello all!

    I have a question for you.
    I have a compaq computer with a celron running Win 98
    Problem is that neither the cd rom drive or the cd burner will work anymore?
    They both quit at the same time.
    You put the cd in you can hear it start then nothing. Same for both drives.
    The rest of the computer seems to work ok.
    Internet, Word etc
    Could this be a problem with the secondary IDE?
    How could I test this to find out what it may be.

  2. n2gun


    Mar 3, 2000
    Watch the first and second sreens during boot. Are they listed there?

    Have you checked the bios to make sure they are set to auto to detect the drives?

    If they do not show on boot and the bios is ok, check in device manager to see if they show a problem there, such as a yellow ! or ?.

    Do they show in My Computer? If so right click on drive, choose properties, Does it show it working there?
  3. ourhouse


    Feb 6, 2002
    are they both connected to the same IDE on the board? if they are, is one set as master and other slave? also, make sure the cable is in the board tight and the correct direction. Or if you have an extra IDE cable, try switching it, i had a cable go bad on me once.
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