problem installing new DVD burner

Discussion in 'Windows XP Hardware' started by ian, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. ian

    ian Guest

    i just recently purchased a new pioneer dvd burner. it was
    intended to replace my other one (sony). now, i am not a
    hardware savvy individual mind you. but, basically i
    unhooked the IDE and power cable from the old sony drive
    and inserted into the new drive. simply right? i boot my
    computer and now it not only doesn't recognize the new
    drive, it doesn't recognize my DVD-ROM either! nothing
    shows up in device manager or explorer. what is going on
    here? is this a master/slave problem?
     
    ian, Apr 17, 2004
    #1
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  2. Make sure the jumper setting is set to "master" if this is the
    only optical drive installed.

    Restore CD/DVD Drives to Explorer
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_cd_dvd_fix.htm

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User

    Be Smart! Protect your PC!
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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    "ian" <> wrote in message:
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    |i just recently purchased a new pioneer dvd burner. it was
    | intended to replace my other one (sony). now, i am not a
    | hardware savvy individual mind you. but, basically i
    | unhooked the IDE and power cable from the old sony drive
    | and inserted into the new drive. simply right? i boot my
    | computer and now it not only doesn't recognize the new
    | drive, it doesn't recognize my DVD-ROM either! nothing
    | shows up in device manager or explorer. what is going on
    | here? is this a master/slave problem?
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Apr 17, 2004
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