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MSI Mobo doesn't detect HP SATA optical drive

Q: MSI Mobo doesn't detect HP SATA optical drive

Hi all,

I've looked all over the internet, contacted HP, and updated my Mobo BIOS, but to no avail. I have an HP Lightscribe DVD1070i optical drive that has one Serial ATA data connection, and one Serial ATA power connection. There are no jumpers for Master or Slave. I have an MSI K9N2G Neo Mobo with BIOS version 1.20. It is not detecting my SATA optical drive, but it is detecting my SATA HDD. The optical drive i have right now is an IDE drive which I would like to move to my secondary Desktop, but can't because it would leave my Main without a working Optical Drive. I was told by HP to install SATA controllers but I can't find anything like that for my Mobo on the internet. The MSI Live Update program doesn't even find anything for me. So, is there anyone who can help me with my dilemma?

~Josh

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A: MSI Mobo doesn't detect HP SATA optical drive

If it helps, HP has told me to connect my SATA drive to another computer, but I can't because there are all too old and don't use SATA.

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Hope someone can advise me please.

I have just bought a new motherboard (Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H), 2 x 2gb dimms, AMD Phenom II X4 965 (BE) and a new case. I took out the IDE dvd drive from my old machine (the one i'm writing this post on) and two sata drives (plus the psu).

I assembled the motherboard into the new case with the ram and cpu and it boots up fine (no beeps etc). The problem i'm having is getting the mobo to detect the sata and the ide drive. It's been a good 3-4 years since i last upgraded and many of the options in the bios i am unsure of. I have spent the past 3 hours trying to get the motherboard to find anything. I am not sure if the psu is the culprit as it is only a 450w (ish) psu. The manual is pretty unhelpful and doesn't go into much detail about anything. It does mention to use a minimum of 500w psu to avoid manfunction or booting problems, but all seems well apart from detecting drives.

I even removed my ATi 9500 pro because i know it used lots of juice and might help me figure this out. No change. All i have plugged into the motherboard is the ram, cpu, and an X-fi soundcard.

Surely buying another psu that can deliver another 30-50w of power won't make this suddenly detect the drives?

I just have two oldish drives (not in raid) and this older pc detects them fine. I had to pull out the hardware again to get this machine running again so i could get on the web to look for help. What is AHCI ?

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Hi!

My problem is (I hope ) simple enough to resolve....

Soyo Mobo (SY 5ehm v1.3) won't detect my old but faithful SoundBlaster16
ISA,
My OS is win ME
I had sound,
but
I installed more RAM (that went OK!!!)PC133
tried a second harddrive ( no go!)Maxtor
tried second cd drive (Creative (no go))First one is a old burner, Matshita
took out second hard drive and cd
scandisk and defrag in DOS mode done
flashed my BIOS

Still no go ....What gives???

Can't wait to hear from you!!!
(no pun intended!!!! )

marilou95
 

A:MoBo doesn't detect sound card

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Me and a buddy finished assembling a computer a few days ago (specs below). We put everything together and turned it on. It booted up BIOS, but didn't detect any SATA or IDE hard drives that I connected. The only thing it would detect was an IDE DVD drive that i hooked up. (i know the hard drives are fine because they work properly in other computers.)
after an entire weekend of fiddling with BIOS settings, and testing various hard drives, we dropped off the PC to our local repair shop. after a day of testing, the repairman called me up and said he narrowed the issue down to a faulty motherboard. the model of this faulty motherboard was an ASUS P5KPL-CM.

after i got the news, i went out and bought myself a brand new ASUS P5QL Pro. we got home, swapped the boards, hooked everything up, then booted up the computer. BAM. Same exact issue. didn't detect any hard drives that I connected. I continued playing with BIOS for a few hours but still couldn't get anything.
i still haven't gotten my board to detect any hard drives! I'm dying to get Windows installed and have my PC up and running.
do i have to install any drivers? please help me.
here are my specs
ASUS P5QL Pro
Intel Q6600 2.4GHz Quad Core
Kingston HyperX 4GB 2x2GB PC28500 DDR2
ATI Radeon HD3650
160GB SATA HDD
40GB IDE HDD
IDE DVDROM Drive

any other information is available upon request
 

A:ASUS P5QL Pro doesn't detect SATA HDD

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B50 was purchased just over a year ago, had win8 on it, i loaded my own progs onto it back then from disks.
Since then i have upgraded to Win10 but never used the optical drive.
Now i find that although Drive E is showing in file explorer, disks can be inserted, spins up for reading, it is telling me to insert disk!
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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B50 was purchased just over a year ago, had win8 on it, i loaded my own progs onto it back then from disks.
Since then i have upgraded to Win10 but never used the optical drive.
Now i find that although Drive E is showing in file explorer, disks can be inserted, spins up for reading, it is telling me to insert disk!
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hi, hopefully should be straight forward enough...

I have just bought one of these space saving Acer Revos which does not come with an Optical drive.

I have a Blu-ray reader (dvd writer) which is SATA, but the Revo only has USB or eSATA.
So... i was wondering what is needed to get this (SATA) drive to work via eSATA or usb?

Is it as simple as a SATA to eSATA cable or will this not give the necessary power to the drive?

Or do i need an eSATA enclosure, and if so what size for an optical drive 5.2?

Cheers for any help.
 

A:New PC with no optical drive or SATA connection (can i use a SATA drive in it?)

Ya no problem use it. For more details contact us at www.sacatech.com
 

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Hi everyone, I got a new mobo and cpu yesterday and after installing all the parts I put my old hdd in, after the pc boots I got an error; no hard disk detected. i know the hdd is fine because i put it back in my old build and it booted fine, i know when installing a new mobo you should format which ive been trying to do but when i reach the window where you choose the language theres no mouse or keyboard working, and i know the mouse and keyboard is fine because i used both in the boot menu. my current specs are p8z68-v asus intel i5 2500k nvidia 560ti asus corsair 850watts 8gb ram 500gb hdd ps; sorry for poor grammar and spelling mistakes but was forced to write this on my phone. Also, i looked in my bios and it clearly names both my hdd and blu ray drive.
 

A:New mobo doesn't detect HDD, no mouse or keyboard control in Windows setup

First, try the basics. Take out the 560 and just install the RAM, CPU, HDD and PSU and see if you can get to BIOS.
 

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I'm wanting to upgrade to a better mainboard. I don't know much about SATA, but I've been using a SATA I hard drive very successfully through a pci controller card.

My question: If I get a new motherboard with SATA II headers, will it readily accept my SATA I hard drive? I can see how the reverse might not work, that is, not being able to connect a SATA II hard drive in a SATA I header, but maybe I'm wrong on that...?
 

A:Will SATA II mobo headers accept SATA I drive?

Yes, sata 3gb/s ports(commonly called sata II), are designed to be backward compatible. I'm using a sata I hd on my sata 3gb/s port on my chaintech vnf4/ultra, so yeah, it works.
 

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I bought myself a SATA caddy to replace the optical drive on my Lenovo Z51-70, with a 2.5" SATA Drive.The caddy and the hard drive work, as tested on another HP Laptop.But on my Z51-70, the Hard drive is not detected, either in BIOS, or within Windows itself. I checked the Device Manager and Disk Management, but it is not visible anywhere like it is on my HP Laptop. Any and all help and suggestions will be appreciated!I desperately need this to work!Please Help! 

A:Z51-70 2nd Hard Drive via SATA Caddy to replace Optical Drive.

Lenovo released a new bios update! Did you try it?

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i've got a GIGABYTE GA-73PVM-S2H mobo i've got all the power connected and that works fine however there only one socket for the optical and hard drive i know ones got to be master and the other slave but how do i do this? i know i've got to do something with the jumpers but how do i do this i'm completley loss on this bit
thanx
 

A:connecting optical and hard drive to mobo

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Hello,
I have an HP m7350n multi-media computer running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (4 gigs RAM, 3.5 recognized due to motherboard limitations I think) and I recently replaced one of the DVD drives with a SATA BDRom/DVDwriter (Samsung DVDWBD SH-B083L). Windows recognizes both drives. However, my favorite burning program (Divx 7 player) no longer recognizes either of the drives. My favorite DVD burning program (TMPG Authoringworks 4) only recognizes the pre-existing IDE drive.

Does anyone know if there is anything I can try to fix this?

Thanks
 

A:new SATA optical drive not recognized

uninstall both rom-drives in device manager reboot and windows should reinstall both drives if the sata drivers are installed.
the sata drive should install ok. also check the position of the drive on the ide cable master /slave
also check the hp web site for updates of drivers
 

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Guys

Have a Dell Latitude E5500 here that keeps losing the optical cd drive. This problem didn't happen prior when the system was Vista....

When a cd is inserted into the drive or the drive tray is activated, the drive reappears within explorer / device manager etc, however after a short period the drive then goes missing from both, hence the cd cannot be accessed.

Under folder options the check box " hide empty drives" is UNCHECKED. It is as though the system is power saving and hibernating the drive, however I cannot find an option that suits the theory.

Is there an option I can edit with registry to help???

The bios pre windows can see the drive each time so it appears as though this is purely a Windows 7 problem.

Have read that many other people have same problem but haven't yet seen a resolution.

Thanks
 

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hello forum members
i bought Asus Sata DVDRW Model: DRW1814BLT
my win xp doesn't recognize the drive,
my motherboard is Albatron PX865PEC Pro (latest firmware)
i also updated the intel chipset, and it doesn't help

i have 3 ide drives
primary master - WD 60GB
primary slave - WD 120GB
secondary master - NEC 3550A

in the bios i see the asus drive, but still the xp won't recognize it

any suggestions?
 

A:SATA Optical Drive issue

you will need to install sata drivers for sata devices.
 

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Hi guys, 3 weeks ago I made a threat about an Optical Drive enclosure, and I got it and worked flawlessly.

But now I'm looking for a SATA enclosure, could you tell me if this is the correct one?
http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-NST-530...8&sr=8-1-spell

This is the current drive I want to connect to my laptop:

BTW, sorry for the bad pic, it was taken from my phone...

A:I need a SATA Optical Drive Enclosure... Is this the correct one?

Looks OK to me.

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I've connected a spare 2.5" sata optical drive in an enclosure to my Vista desktop via a sata cable direct to the motherboard. Power is from a 5v power connector on the
power supply.

Vista recognizes the drive, the device manager shows OK, however when I attempt to perform read or write functions from several different applications, I get errors after about 80% of the process is completed.

I've tried different disks, applications, etc. No success.

Am I missing something that needs to be set in Vista??????

A:External Optical Drive-Sata Connected

Hello and welcome, i was reading in a magazine , about how Sata cables are sometimes faulty. Do you have another cable to swap out with ?
Is Your SATA Cable Slowing Down Your Data Transfers? Max PC Investigates
Posted 11/15/2011 at 1:04pm | by Gordon Mah Ung

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Hi,

Recently I added additional internal HDD (WD 2TB SATA3 64MB Green) as a secondary storage.

The original SATA cable connector is:
SATA3_0 - WD 1TB
SATA3_1 - Samsung DVD-RW
SATA2_2 - Empty
SATA2_3 - Empty
SATA2_4 - eSATA connector cable from computer's casing - Empty
SATA2_5 - eSATA connector Cable from Computer's Casing - Empty

I rearranged the cables to:
SATA3_0 - WD 1TB
SATA3_1 - WD 2TB
SATA2_2 - Empty
SATA2_3 - Samsung DVD-RW
SATA2_4 - eSATA connector from computer casing - Empty
SATA2_5 - eSATA connector from Computer Casing - Empty

Once done, the motherboard BIOS only detects both the HHD. It doesn't detect the DVD-RW anymore. Before this both the HDD and DVD-RW was working fine.

I tried changing the DVD-RW's SATA cable to a new one, tried connecting the DVD-RW in other SATA2 port but still same.

Note: I didn't change any setting in BIOS.
BIOS Setting:
In "Standard CMOS Features" all IDE Channel 0-3 is set to "AUTO" hardware detection.
In "Integrated Peripherals":
- PCH SATA control mode is always been [AHCI]
- SATA Port0-3 Native Mode is always been [Enabled]

Please help me to solve this problem. I want the BIOS and Win 7 to detect the Samsung DVD-RW as well.

My system:
CPU: Intel i7-2600 3.4 Ghz
MB: GA-P67A-UD3P(rev. 1.0) - BIOS Ver : F4
VGA: Sapphire Toxic HD6850 1G
RAM: Corsair DDR3 2*4GB 1600 MHz
OS: Win 7 64-bit SP : 1
Power Supply : 600 W
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A:BIOS not detecting Internal SATA DVD/CD optical drive

Apart from the detection on the screen, does the drive seem to work normally? If so, I would leave it alone.

If not, the drive has likely failed... it doesn't take much for an optical drive to go bad.

Final test? Does it work in another computer?
 

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Hi.. I'm running Win7 Home Premium (64-bit) with Intel i7 chip, 8Mb RAM, onboard graphics. My Liteon DVD-writer is only a few months old and performs all its functions without fuss - except one. When I load a DVD-RW or DVD-R containing only 'jpg' images, it takes an age to read them. It won't allow access till that reading is done, regardless of whether I've chosen 'List' or 'Small/Medium/Large Icons' as my view preference. I appreciate there's 4.7Gb of stuff and eventually it does read, but I've never had a rewriter that appears so sluggish in this regard. Its specs say it reads at 16 speed. If I insert a DVD of MP3 files, by contrast, it handles these in a flash and many of these MP3 files are much larger than 'jpg' files! Re-writers in my previous less well-spec'd machines have never exhibited this 'problem' for me. I'm fairly new to Win7 and I wonder if it's linked to Win7 in some way? Anyone having the same thing happen with their Liteon or have some advice? Many thanks

A:LiteOn iHAS224 24x DVD±RW DL RAM & Lightscribe SATA Optical Drive - RE

Hello kwil please tell us that are you using any Anti-Virus? if yes which one? coz i had same problem few years back and it was due to the auto-protection feature used by the Anti-Virus which actually tries reading each image by image in row which takes a lot of time.

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Based on my reading the XPS 8910 manual the SATA ports are as follows:
4 - optical drive, 5 - hard drive, 6 - drive connector, 7 - drive connector
When I first open the machine the optical drive SATA cable was connected to 5 and the hard drive connected to 4. I assumed they knew what they were doing more than I.  I added a second SATA HD using SATA connector 6.  The second drive came up as drive F: and worked fine (first HD is C: and the memory card reader is D:
However, the optical drive (E:) was no longer visible.  When I look at the BIO is seems to recognize both HDs and the optical drive. 
Any help appreciated.

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Does anyone know what the cable length is when it's mounted at the very top of the case?  Is it 18 inches, 20, or neither?

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I installed an internal SATA dvdrw today and the system won't boot. It gets stuck at this screen that says "Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v9.4.4" Then it shows the client MAC address, then next line says "PXE-E53: No boot filename received" then next line "PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM" then it just restarts and gets to this same screen, over and over. If I unplug the SATA optical drive from the mb, it boots just fine. Why would installing an optical drive hose up the boot sequence? My system is a ThinkCentre and the mb has two sata connectors, first one is taken by the hd.
 

A:Solved: Installing SATA optical drive isn't working

What's the boot sequence in the BIOS?

Switch the SATA connectors on the board.
 

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Hi, I got W541 with DVD-RW but i am not gonna use it, at all. Want to add extra hard drive into caddy insted of optical drive.Called Lenovo but they couldn't answer me what is the SATA port version in Optical Drive connector. Anyone here able to confirm? If is SATA 3.0 then will go for SSD (512GB-1000GB) drive in caddy, if slower then thinking about regular HDD (1-2TB). Thanks for help in advance

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I have a SATA DVD/CD optical drive that will not open to remove a boot capable disk, (CD or DVD, such as a XP or Vista O/S disk or a partition tool), when re-booting from that disk so that it is before loading any operating system. Once booted into a O/S then it opens fine to remove a CD or DVD disk. This is a Intel Core 2 Dual ASUS motherboard 1 year old desktop type computer which has both the hard drive and optical drives as SATA. So will this issue be resolved if I add in a 2nd optical drive which is standard PATA IDE type connection ?
 

A:SATA DVD/CD optical drive will not open to remove a bootable disk

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So, my computer doesn't recognize my optical drive after I reformatted my computer. It's there as drive D: but I can not burn anything using it. And it's my only drive .

So here is my conversation with Gateway support chat guy: In it contains more information of my problem.

Code:
Gary_GWER9390 joined the incident.

Gary_GWER9390 says:
Thank you for contacting technical support. My name and badge number are Gary_GWER9390. Please hold while I review your issue.

Ilya says:
I was speaking with Shannon_GWER1666 and our chat session disconnected accidentaly

Gary_GWER9390 says:
You mentioned that your serial number is CSX7******45, which refers to a GM5478 system and your current email address is ************. Are these correct?

Ilya says:
yes

Ilya says:
I was speaking with Shannon_GWER1666 and our chat session disconnected accidentaly

Gary_GWER9390 says:
Thank you for verifying your information.

Gary_GWER9390 says:
How can I help you?

Ilya says:
I was speaking with Shannon_GWER1666 and our chat session disconnected accidentaly

Ilya says:
Could you send me to her?

Ilya says:
him?

Gary_GWER9390 says:
He is not available at this moment.

Gary_GWER9390 says:
Can you tell me your issue.

Ilya says:
Alright

Ilya says:
My computer can not recognize my dvd-rw drive as a dvd-rw drive

Ilya says:
I cannot burn anything

Ilya says:
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A:Computer doesn't recognize my optical drive as a dvd-rw drive!

Please? I really need the help!

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My ProBok has an optical drive, but doesn't open and cannot list it in the computer section. There is no symbol or key to open it.

A:Optical Drive doesn't open

When it is booting, do you see the light on the front flash? If it does, then it is getting power and sounds like a driver problem. If it doesn't, it could be that the power cable could have come undone.




I don't run HP, I just like helping others!FX6300 / Biostar TA970 / 8GB ADATA DDR3 / MSI HD 7950 / Corsair RM850 / Sandisk U110 250GB SSD and 2x WD Velociraptors 300GB / Antec 1100 V2 / NZXT Respire T40

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Hi there,

Can anyone shed any light on this problem?

Winows MCE install won't detect my RAID set up stating it can't find a hard drive to install too.

The story so far....

* I have downloaded the latest RAID drivers to floppy for my Asus A8N SLI Premium direct from the Asus web site and then made the floppy disk.
* I have enabled all Nvidia RAID options in the BIOS
* At POST I pressed F10 to enable Nvidia RAID screen and create a RAID 0 array with 64k data ect ect (beign able to press F10 proves you have RAID in the BIOS set up or as far as I know you won't get the F10 option).
* After configuring RAID via the step above windows POST screens detect my two raptors together and state they are healthy.

* MCE then goes all the way through to the part press F6 and load the RAID driver from floppy.
* Driver loads from floppy and displays a screen where you can instal XP, repair XP or Quit.
* I select Instal XP and am told it cant find a hard drive and so quits out.

Ive tried this 'install loop' many times and can't think of what else to do.
Has any of you XP/MCE techs got any ideas? anything at all??

It would be greatly appreciated.

KolaKube
 

A:Pls help - XP/MCE will not detect my SATA RAID drive

Bump - anyone at all??
 

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2 weeks ago I had a problem because my machine could not detect the DVD drive and the CD drive. I unattached the cables and reattached the cables and now they always show up...but NOW my WD1600 SATA hard drive is no longer detected by anything: CMOS, explorer, boot up sequence screen, or Device Manager.
I dont know what happened to it. I have unattached and reattached the cable several times, nothing happens.
I dont see any yellow question marks in the device manager, I just dont see my drive.
This is what i see: Disk drives:
IC USB storage-CFC USB device
IC USB storage-CFC USB device
IC USB storage-CFC USB device
IC USB storage-CFC USB device
Maxtor One Touch IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device
WDC WD2000JB-00GVA0 (this is my boot up drive)

I had reformated the SATA some weeks ago and mostly it is filled with storage items but I am frustrated and awed at the disappearance of the 1600 drive. It is the newer of the two hard drives and was working fine until it disappeared.

Thank you for any help that you can give.

Florene Colgan
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A:Solved: cant detect sata drive

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I have an ASUS BC-12B1ST SATA combo drive that works great from a cold boot, but never comes online after a reboot. It's done this since install a year or so ago, and it's not bothered me much because I was leaving the machine on 24/7 for BOINC anyways.

I had a MB & processor fry out lately, likely due to prolonged high load from running BOINC on 4 to 6 cores full throttle for 2 years plus. After that, I decided no more BOINC for this machine, and once I got parts in, including a fresh mobo, processor, and PSU, I have been shutting the machine down when not in use. It's really just an annoyance that I can't reboot if I want to use the optical drive. Of course this happens only if I've had updates that require a reboot.

As I said, it's done this since day 0. I imagine it's due to a power conditioning/protection function within the drive that prevents it from operating on what it sees as poor quality power. Anyone have an idea how to change this behavior?

Edit:
I should also point out that, during a reboot, the activity light on the drive doesn't come on at all, and that the eject button doesn't do anything. It acts as though the drive isn't powered. Windows doesn't see the drive, but I wouldn't expect it to if the drive itself is refusing to power on. I'll go through the fixes mentioned in the kb article mentioned by Shimshom anyways, just in case. I'll report back if anything changes.

Edit 2:
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A:Optical Drive doesn't work after reboot.

Have a look at this article and hope it might help
Your CD or DVD drive is not recognized by Windows or other programs

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Hi guys, there is some seriously issue with my optical drive. When i put in any DVD inside it just have a sound "like the DISC is running" for 3 times and it stopped. I tried a lot of different disc. It doesn't read the Disc at all...

So is it my hardware problem?? ARG...

A:My optical drive doesn't read DISC

It sounds like a hardware issue. You could try to put it in another computer as a test, or look for updated firmware.

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Reinstalled windows after running into some problems. BIG MISTAKE. I had a hard time installing the SATA HD before and I have no Idea how I went about it the last time. I don't wanna loose any files. Can someone please help me get my system to detect my SATA Drive. I Have an Asus A8V Deluxe Motherboard.

Thanks in advance,
 

A:Fresh Install Won't Detect SATA Drive

Did you load the SATA drivers during boot up before trying to install windows?
 

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I'll try to be brief.
1st, I didn't see a topic dealing exactly with my problem. So here goes.
I bought an Inspiron 15 laptop w/o an OS, and the optical drive didn't work. The seller made me aware of this and said I needed to buy an external optical drive to install Vista. He gave me the Vista install/repair disk (and the drivers disk).
While I was waiting for the optical drive to be delivered I loaded Ubuntu from a disk I had made. Don't ask me why the Linux disk would work using the internal drive but the Vista disk won't. Baffling.
So I recieved a new external optical drive and went to work on installing Vista over the Linux OS. I erased the Linux 1st. Then tried to install Vista, but no matter what I did (changing the boot order etc) the laptop doesn't "find" or "see"an OS to install. In other words I can't boot it up with the Vista OS disk using the external drive.
I can provide any details you may need. Fortunately I also have a desktop computer to work from.
Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop doesn't recognize external optical drive...

Things to check;
1. The Vista install disk is almost certainly a DVD disk.
2. The Linux disk is probably just an ordinary CD (you would know).
3. Modern ODDs have 2 lasers, one for DVD and one for CD.
4. It's possible for the DVD laser to fail, but the CD laser will work fine. This explains why the Linux CD would load, but the Vista disk won't.
5. So, since the internal ODD loaded the Linux disk, but not the Vista disk, then the DVD laser has failed on the internal ODD. If you replace the internal ODD with a new one, you should be good-to-go.
 
Now, regarding the external drive;
1. Is it a DVD drive? If not, it needs to be.
2. Is it externally powered, or does it get it's power from the USB port? It needs to be externally powered, because USB power is notoriously finicky for heavy load operations.
 
To summarize... the ODDs need to be DVD capable to load a Vista disk.

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Before all this happen, when turn on my pc, there's problem when starting windows(take long time), then appear message "Checking file system on C:, The type of the file system is ntfs. One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency...", that process if not cancel will "chkdsk is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)..." and if canceled windows loading to login.

when i reboot to re-installing windows 7, there's problem when choosing drive to be system(usually people choose drive C as system). The problem is drive C or else isn't appear, the err msg "No drivers were found. Click load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation", then i load but still same, no driver found.

After that, i try any way from google to solve this, but i get nothing.
- i try to switch the sata cable, still not found.
- i try to switch PIO in bios from auto(4) to 3 / 2 /1.
- some reference that make me surf at the registry but the setting in registry looking good(same with the example in reference).
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System:
SONY VGC-RB62G
Pentium D 945 2.8Ghz
x2 Seagate 120 GB
Not sure of the motherboard

Win Xp Pro SP3
I am not able to install Win XP Pro with a SATA hard drive.
I have tried slipstreaming drivers into teh Xp installation CD with these instructions: http://maxeasyguide.blogspot.com/2008/04/preparations-for-winxp-installation-cd.html
I have the problem of the CD being too big in size.
5GB on a 700MB CD
Not knowing what specific drivers for my motherboard?
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Processors&ProductLine=Desktop&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Pentium%C2%AE+D+Processor

Any suggestions for me?
Am I missing something?

A:Installing Windows XP cannot detect SATA hard drive

Does the computer have a floppy drive?

Also what version of XP?

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Hello! I'm having issues installing Vista Home Premium (64-Bit) on my self-constructed PC. The following are the specs:

-GigaByte GA-MA790X-DS4 rev 1 (with current bios of Mar 07)
-AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HD960ZWCGDBOX
-Crucial Ballistix 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model BL12864AA1065 x2 for install purposes
-SAPPHIRE 100225L Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
-PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Crossfire Edition) EPS12V 750W Power Supply
-Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
-Pioneer 20X DVD?R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DVR-115DBK

Here is my issue:

1. The motherboard is set to Native IDE and detects both the IDE DVD Drive and the SATA HDD.
2. The Vista install DVD will boot up.
3. However, once I enter my reg key, Vista cannot detect a drive to install to.
4. I press Shift-F10 to open the command prompt (in vista).
5. I run Notepad.
6. Using the open feature of notepad, I can access the SATA drive and create/delete files and folders to it.
7. I can format the drive using the command prompt for vista.

I called Gigabyte and they are stumped. I've tried nearly every driver on the included CD and from the website. I've tried Native IDE, RAID (single drive array), Legacy IDE and SATA->AHCI modes. No joy. Vista just will not detect the drive.

A friend suggested doing... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Vista installer does not detect my SATA drive . . or does it?

Well, I appreciate the views . . . I hope someone out there can help me.

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Same issue, my CD/DVD drive doesn't read any cd but it works with DVD. Same problem if I try to burn CD (it doesn't work, the yellow light out the drive and hard disk blue light on the laptop (U305) gets permanently on) but it's ok to burn DVD, even if it takes long to start reading a new dvd. How to solve it? I tried to find a new firmware for the drive but it seems not to exist (my drive is HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-U10N ATA device). Anyone can help?? .

A:Satellite U400-112 CD/DVD optical drive doesn't read a CD discs

HI Arkadiusz Kulesza,

You should try to clean the lens using a microfiber cloth. Maybe dust is over the lens so it takes long to start reading the disk.

I had a similar issue that it wasn?t possible to burn a DVD and the reason was the CD/DVD drive itself. I replaced it with a new one and everything worked then! :)

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OK,
My config is HP G6 1075 SA with W7 Home Premium 64 bit pre-installed. It was working well until last week when I decided to install Debian Linux. I am no N00B to Linux and have installed it probably 100s of times. Debian installed and booted well but Windows BSODed with an error 0x0000225 cannot access drive. I formatted C and attempted to reinstall Windows 7 but it is unable to detect the HDD. I accept terms of license and move on to the point of choosing disks but nothing shows up. (There is an option to choose drivers. Where do I locate them? The HP website isn't helpful and I can't even find my product let aside the drivers)

I have already tried :
1. Partitioning an NTFS file system in Debian. Doesnt show.
2. Deleting a partition in Debian and attempt to see the free space in W7 Installer. Didn't work.
3. Try to do the BIOS setting thing (Change SATA option from AHCI to compatible or something). I could find no such setting in BIOS. The BIOS was severely limited with only option of switching on fan.

What do I do ?
The chipset is Intel HM55 if that helps and harddrive is SATA 5400 rpm 500GB.

A:W7 installer doesn't detect SATA after Linux, Linux works smoothly

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT





SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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my cd drive doesn't detect any cds
it shows the drive in my computer but it says no cd is in it
i tried to reformatt but can't sdince the cd drive doesn't work
if anyone who knows how to solve or have this problem plz help me
thanx alot
 

A:Help! My Cd drive doesn't detect cd

First, it could be lint or trash has gotten into and covered laser. Second, it could be the drive motor not coming up to speed or not at all! My sugestion would be try a couple of short burst of canned air to make sure you dislodge any dust. Then try a Cd, when drawer closes with a Cd on it, put a finger or two on the face plate you should feel the motor strat up or attempt to do so. If nothing happens then you need to replace Cd player!
 

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I am writing in because I think I've exhausted all means of trying to fix an issue with my drive.

As title states, I inserted a DVD into my LG GH24NS90 but Windows 7 is not detecting it.
Info about my computer :
GA-Z68XP-UD3 (rev. 1.0) - Gigabyte
1. Installed Windows 7 OS on IDE mode
2. Tried burning a DVD using ConvertXtoDVD but it burns very slowly (even though it was set at x16) and it freezes the computer when burning.

Hence, I tried to change it to AHCI mode as information on the internet says changing it to AHCI would solve the problem,

1. Update drive to latest firmware.
2. Changed to AHCI (in BIOS) and selected my SSD to boot with success!
3. Tried to insert DVD into drive but not detected!
What can I do!!!

A:[Help] LG Drive doesn't detect CD!!!

Bumping thread. Hoping for some help from fellow forumers here!

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can u guys help me my cd drives doesn't detect any of my cd
the drive is located and windows says its properly connected but none of the cd works
the light turns on and everything
tried to reformatt but teh drive won't respond
 

A:my cd drive doesn't detect cd

If all the drivers are installed and the computer reconises it the the Cd-rom is bad.
 

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I was thinking of buying the 400gb seagate drive but im not sure whether it would work with my motherboard? (an AsRock 775i65GV). How easy would the drive be to install and will i need to but any extras with the drive to get it working? Cheers
 

A:Will my MOBO support a SATA drive?

Well does your board have SATA ports on it. Then the next thing to check would be if it does have SATA ports on it is the drive that you have picked out SATA or SATA2, and what is supposed by the board you have
 

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Basically, my IDE hard drive is really slow and noisy and I want to use my extra SATA hard drive on an old computer. However, the computer only has IDE connections... BUT! I have one of these:

I tried connecting my HDD to this via a SATA cable and powering the HDD via a molex to sata power cable. When I turn on the computer, it just tells me "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

All I want to do is run Windows XP from it.
 

A:SATA HDD as the main drive on an IDE mobo?

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Machine configuration

Computer Type: Advanced Micro Devices 2180 MHz.
BIOS: AT/AT COMPATIBLE Date: 04/04/06
Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache™

BIOS Manufactured: American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS Date: 04/04/2006
BIOS Version: 080011
BIOS Size: 512 KB

System Manufacturer ECS
System Model MOBO K8T890-A
System Type X86-based PC

VIA SATA RAID Controller
Win2000 Promise Ultra133 TX2 ™ IDE Controller
Silicon Image SiI 3114 SATARaid Controller
Independent Dual Boot capabilities on two separate & independent drives, one on the MOBO EIDE controller the other on the VIA SATA RAID Controller on the same MOBO

I am attempting a clean installation of Windows XP on the SATA Drive but the system fails to recognize even the presence of the drive. This, even after stripping the system of all drives except this one, and after 'prepping' it to be bootable with MAXTOR prep. tools.

Was there ever a restriction on putting an O/S on SATA drives even on the MOBO? I have all the updates installed, "I think".

Thanks

Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive

A:Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive

A clean install is one done to a hard drive...that has no prior XP install on it.

<<I have all the updates installed, "I think".>>

What updates to what?

There is no need to use any utility with the XP CD...to "prep" the hard drive.

Louis

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I have a Dell Dimension XPS 720. My PC has two sata hard drives and one IDE hard drive. When I boot the PC tells me that it doesn't detect any hard drive in sata 3. Then it asks me to press F1 to continue. But, when I get into my OS which is Vista Ultimate, I check 'My Computers' and my second hard drive appears. And sata hard drive works fine.

I've gone into BIOS. Each SATA port also lists the model number of the sata hard drive, but the sata drive I'm having problems with isn't listed and yes the hard drive sata port is set to 'ON'.

I should also note that I never used to have problems with this hard drive in the past. It used to show up on the BIOS drive list.

I need help fixing this problem.
 

A:Dell XPS PC BIOS does not detect my sata hard drive, but the Vista OS does?

If the drive is "seen" by the OS, it has to be detected by the bios. Swap the SATA drives and see if the bios now "sees" the former phantom drive
 

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I'm quite "green" at computers so please excuse my ignorance...I am running windows xp...when I place a cd in my e drive it doesn't detect it at all...when I put it in my d drive..which is also my burner...it will detect it and run it once, only if I haven't done anything else on my computer after turning it on and going right to that function...but if I need a second thing done ... nothing...ie. I tried to download a two cd game for my son.
...I turned on my computer and the first disk installed then it said to take it out and
place the second disk in...when I do that it doesn't detect it. I don't have windows xp setup disk since I had it installed when I bought the computer by the company I bought it from....what should I do...? Thanks so much in advance for your help...please use "laymans" terms, if you are replying, so I can understand responses!
 

A:computer doesn't detect cd drive after using it once

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Hi everyone, this is my first time here. I apologize if this question has already been asked but a couple days ago I was trying to install a new piece of software for my daughter and my CD ROM drive didn't start up automatically like usual. I could hear it wind up but then it would stop so I went to 'my computer' and my D drive wasn't even listed there. I haven't used my D drive for a couple of months, so who knows how long this has been a problem. I had the klez virus back in July but then got rid of it. I don't think that caused the problem because after I got rid of the virus I reinstalled Norton and it worked just fine then. A couple people have mentioned that it coule be a lost driver but I don't want to waste time downloading programs that I don't need. Any thoughts?

Thanks.
 

A:Computer doesn't detect D drive

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Hey all,

When booting my computer, i seem to get stuck at "Detecting IDE Drives". It completes the cycle every once in a while, maybe once every 3-5 restarts. As well, my computer CANNOT boot off of my CD drive, only my disk drive. When I do boot from my HDD, my computer doesn't detect my CD Drive. Additionally, the drive doesn't even open nor does it have a light - although on occassion, it will work fine; it will open and light up as usual.

Can anybody explain how to fix this in lamens terms?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Computer doesn't detect CD drive

There are a few things you can try as in this guide: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic137666.html

However, because of the multiple problems you describe, in the end I think you will have to replace the drive with a new one.
 

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