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2 IDE drives not recognized, 2 SATA drives recognized

Q: 2 IDE drives not recognized, 2 SATA drives recognized

I have an older Dell machine that I plan to use as a backup server for my family. It has 2 SATA HDDs, 1 IDE DVD drive, 1 IDE HDD

The SATA drives are recognized in BIOS. The IDE-DVD and IDE-HDD are not. Interestingly, when looking at the folder structure in Windows Explorer, all the devices appear. When looking at "Device Manager", all the devices appear. Everything actually functions when windows boots up. Trouble is, when powering on, the boot -screen tells me the Disk-3 and Disk-4 are missing. Then waits for me to press F1 to continue, or F2 to enter BIOS. If if press F1, windows fires up, and all works.
Trouble is, I want to schedule this to wake up on its own, run back ups, then shut off. I am learning how to do that, that is not the problem. Problem would be for the auto-turn-on, to be stuck in the BIOS screen waiting for someone to do something. That's a no-go for my intended purpose.

I have dillignetly gone through the "Master/Slave" configuration of the IDE drives. The IDE-DVD drive is Master, with a jumper, and on the end/black connector of the ribbon cable. The IDE-HDD is Slave (no jumper) and is attached to the middle/grey connector.

I have gone into Control Panel and eventually get into "Disk Manager". Here I see something that is perhaps the clue but I do not know how to rectify. The following is listed (and/or shown in the graphic panel of Disk Mgr):
>Disk 0, "Bright Blue", drive-name, Layout=Partition, Type=Basic [this is a 750GB IDE HDD]
>Disk 1, "Dark Blue", System, Layout=Partition, Type=Basic [this is a 80GB SATA HDD where I have Windows loaded]
>Disk 2, "Olive-Green", drive-name, Layout=Simple, Type=Dynamic [this is a 1TB SATA HDD]
>CD-ROM 0 [this is the DVD-RW device]
I have used drive-name instead of the actual name of the drives (not pertinent to the problem).

Another computer I have, that has multiple disks (granted all SATA), has each drive as
Layout=Simple and Type=Basic.
Perhaps that is the trouble? If so, how to I make the corrections?
Thank you

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A: 2 IDE drives not recognized, 2 SATA drives recognized

You need to go into the Bios. The DVD cannot be Master. It has to be set as a Slave, if connected to the same PATA cable as the IDE, which would be set as Master. You could try the two on Cable Select. But you may run into problems, because of having also the two SATA units.

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I'm having this problem with my sata dvd drives. I have a d975xbx2 motherboard, and the way the IDE port is set up is that its built through a bridge. This bridge is very well known to break and cause the IDE to not be recognized. Big Woop.

So I bought some SATA dvd drives to replace my 2 IDE drives. I plugged them in, and nothing. They don't show up in my computer. I immediately went to the device manager and saw that they are indeed recognized as DVD drives, but the error is:

"A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)

Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available."

I thought it was something to do with the firmware, but the new drives I bought give me the same error. I've tried different cables, and I've tried different ports.

Is it my mobo? this is the 3rd mobo I've had to RMA if it is and I am considering getting a new one.

For the record I am running Vista 64 bit.

PLEASE!!! Any help?!!

EDIT: Also, I am able to boot from a disk. So I tried reformatting thinking that it was vista screwing with me. But after I started running the disk it told me that it couldn't find the required drive with the drivers. So its able to boot from the drive, but it still can't read anything on it or something.

This is so confusing. I have no idea what is going on.

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Hi All,

I have (4) hard drives that already have Windows 7 installed on each. My rig is a custom build, so as for Motherboard, I have:

Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Assassin (has two 6GB/s SATA ports, and four 3 GB/s SATA ports) if not mistaken. I would put eligible drives on the 6 GB/s ports, and the others on the 3 GB/s ports. I know, my MB is ancient now!

The "new" drives are already connected via SATA ports, and both are functional, but one is extremely slow, and I believe it is because I didn't install them correctly. Missing drivers or something, not sure.

Here are my issues, broken down:

1. I have two choices to make, first is to use the "fastest HDD" as my primary, and the other 3 HDD's will be used as storage. Second choice is to induce RAID 10 or whichever is recommended. If I go with RAID, please point me to a site where I can use as a guide on how to do that correctly, as I have never done that before. Unless of course it is a simple process, and can be explained here. I just didn't want to have to go back and forth on this board, while becoming a nuisance.

2. Going with the best recommendation based on #1 above, I need to resolve network recognition issues. I use the WD Mycloud 3TB as my backup. I like it because I travel a lot and I can easily use the app to pull up any document, picture, video, etc., while knowing that I don't need to pay a monthly fee to someone else. However, 50% of the time when I boot up, I see (Cou... Read more

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I'll bite:

Why 4 Windows installations?

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My Windows 10 Home laptop will recognize all of my flash drives but won't recognize any of my external hard drives. They all use to show up but now they aren't. The hard drives show up in disk manager but won't show up in file explorer. I hooked them up to other laptops & they all show up. I've tried uninstalling drivers & reinstalling them but It hasn't worked. Any ideas?

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Hello all,

I am new to this forum. I have been searching the Internet for some solutions to a "small" problem I am having with a PC. Hopefully, you good people can point the way to success.

Recently, I began helping my friend upgrade his PC. It was an old AMD motherboard and processor with a pair of IDE drives. His C drive on that computer was a Western Digital 800 series 80 gb drive. A while back the system crashed. My friend took it to a tech who put in a Seagate 200gb drive and upgraded the OS from Windows 200 to XP home. Given that the system was now about three years old, and I helped build the system originally, I was asked to help build a new one.

We purchased an ASUS P4P800 SE board and a 3 gig Celeron D processor. We also bought 1 gig of ram. Since the board supported SATA drives we purchased a WD2000 JS 200 gb drive which was intended to be the new C drive. To top it off we also purchased a stand-alone copy of XP home (the tech who upgraded it the last time never left a repair disk, presumably, so he would need to be called back).

Everything was installed in the old case per the ASUS instructions. At that time we put in a 600watt power supply (which had all the new power connectors we would need). I booted the bugger up using the XP disk to start the installation process. Even though we wanted to use the old IDE drives in the new system, I decided to leave them disconnected during the installation of the OS. XP recognized the SATA drive and windows was... Read more

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after I installed the windows 7 x64 beta my internal dvd-rom drive has failed to be recognized. I tried to use my external usb 2.0 cdrw drive and that isn't being recognized either. What is up and how can i fix it?

p.s. i am using a Satellite A215 - S4747 laptop

A:Dvd and cd rom drives not recognized

This is the error message I find:
Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)

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I have a system with the following characteristics:
Motherboard - WinFast C51MCP51 (Socket 939)
Manufacturer WinFast
Model C51MCP51
Version FAB1.0
Chipset Vendor NVIDIA
Chipset Model GeForce 6100
Chipset Revision A2
Southbridge Vendor NVIDIA
Southbridge Model nForce 410/430 MCP
Southbridge Revision A2
Brand Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version 6.00 PG
Date 01/19/2006

Now, having said all that, When I try to install a parallel ATA hard drive in any of the positions - channel 0, master / slave position 0 or 1, or channel 2, master / slave position 0 or 1, it does not get recognized. When I go into the BIOS setup and click on the "identify" for each drive in turn, empty results / none is returned. However, If I try to install a CD / DVD drive, it gets recognized right away.
If I try to install a second SATA drive in position 2 for the SATA drives, it causes a conflict with the SATA in position 1 whether I have the jumper installed or removed.
VERY frustrating.
Anyone have some ideas on how to get the drives installed successfully? Thanks

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I am using the windows xp media edition 2002. Shortly after my daughter tried to insert a dvd+r dl into my cd drive, both my cd drives disappeared from my computer. Dell said this is a problem with the windows program. Can anyone help?

A:cd drives not recognized

Create a text file with the following stuff in it exactly as below and name it FIXCD.REG

Double click on the file and say yes to the merge into registry question.

----------------------- cut here, contents of FIXCD.REG -----------------------------






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I'm working on a machine that's running Windows 2000 NT. I don't know if this machine/tower was used as a server before I was hired. I can access and use all files on C: and the server but A: (floppy), D: (CD) and my Jump drive (E aren't usable! They "physically" work.They show up in the "explore" window. Device manager says they're enabled and working properly. When I plug my jump drive into the USB port, it flashes, the "safe remove" icon shows up in the tray, but if I try to access the files on the jump drive I get a pop up window that says "Put a disk in Drive E:". I get the same message for the A: and D: drives, but if you put in a disk it isn't read...even self-install type disks. Help please. Am I missing a workstation OS? Need to map drives? What? Thanks!!!

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Today my friend handed me two identical USB flash drives and asked me to fix them. He was not very specific about what happed, why they don't work, what he did, or anything, I'll keep pestering him, but even if he would tell me, he isn't the kind of person to know what he did on a computer.

Both drives seem to have an identical problem and refuse to show up on my computer. In device manager, they don't show up in the USB ports, but do show up under Other devices as yellow question marks. Right clicking and looking at properties, the device status says "No drivers are installed for this device. " on both drives. I've tried this on two different computers with the same result.

I've tried formatting them with OCZ format utility, HP USB format utility, lexar's format utility, UMP tool, test disk, and hdd low level format tool, none of which even see the drives.

I've tried going into the bios and looking at any USB devices, it didn't show up, but i didn't look too closely.

A program I found called Chip Genius v 2.64 did see it. I'm pretty sure it lists all the usb devices in my computer, my mouse, keyboard...anyway it sees the drive as a "USB Device", the information listed under it for both drives is this:

Device Name: +USB Device

PnP Device ID: VID = 07F2 PID = 0001
Serial Number: 5&&10C94DEA&&0&&4
Revision: (Information not returned)

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Not fixable under normal conditions. Sounds like the typical SanDisk USB failure problem.
There are companies that will rescue USB data for a very high price, but they have to remove the chip to do that.

USB devices serve the purpose of moving data, or saving a copy, but they should never be the only source of the data, as the USB drive failure rate is 30 percent in the first year, and then failures go up dramatically.

I would not waste time further on this. Tell your friend the data is lost unless he or she wants to spend in excess of $100 to rescue it.

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Hi All,
Primary & Secondary IDE controllers are not recognized. HDC: Primary IDE controller (dual fifo) ( 4-23-1999) *** PROBLEM CODE 29 ***
HDC: Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) ( 4-23-1999) *** PROBLEM CODE 29 ***

Machine: Gateway
OS: Win98 4.10.2222 A
BIOS: Intel Corp. 4W4SB0X0.15A.0019.P14 05/09/2000

Any & all help is appreciated.


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I have this problem that began just after one of the young ones yanked two USB hard drives from their sockets. The drives when plugged in don't dance anymore, in fact they don't even show up for the dance. Device manager doesn't see them, there's no little "da doo" when they're plugged in, no nothing......

I've surfed and surfed for answers and have not found one that I've tried that works, including disabling all the USB resource drivers on the motherboard and reinstalling, updating the chipset, updating the bios, plugging int to other USB ports and whatnot to no avail.

I'm at the point where hair pulling is a possibility...... I'm suspecting that the drives may be toast.

Any other suggestions welcome.


A:USB Drives not recognized

Have a look at this: Hardware devices not detected or not working

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My zip and cd-rom drives (both internal ATAPI) had been installed and running correctly until recently. Now the drives are not recognized by Windows 98. The hardware profile lists a "Code 10" next to each IDE controller. I have tried installing the drivers for each from their respective websites, but with no improvement. Both drives are receiving power, but for some reason are not being recognized by Windows. Any ideas??

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Hey guys, my video card has been losing power and shutting down out of nowhere recently, so I researched it and it sounded like it is a bad PSU. So I went to the store and got a new one, installed it, and now NONE of my drives are being recognized. The hard drive, the CDROM drive, the floppy, none of it. I can't even press the button on the CDROM to open it. Everything appears to be connected fine. I tried switching back to the old PSU and still had the same problems. Only thing I can do is get to the bios, but beyond that I get a disk boot failed message.

What should I do?

Here are my specs:

Intel Core i7 920 CPU
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4 Intel X58 ATX Motherboard
G.Skill F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ 3 x 2GB DDR3 1333 RAM
BFG GeForce GTX 295 - Video Card
Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Corsair 1000HX Modular PSU
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme 1366 RT
AZZA Fantom 900 Black Computer Tower
Windows Vista 64


A:Drives not being recognized

Fit a new CMOS battery then go into the Bios and set it to 'default' settings and see if it works now.
If not go back into Bios and set the HDD with OS on it as 1st boot device.

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I have XP on my computer
My problem:. I can’t use Send To to burn CD’s. Both drives did work so even though I get a message saying they are incapable- I know they DID a couple weeks ago They will read
and device manager says working properly

I found advice (Microsoft) Says registry has been corrupted to open Registry and delete upper and lower filters Opened HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} and found two showing upper filters. I deleted them. Didn’t solve the problem
No Lower level filters options appear anywhere.So I guess my first question is: Where do I find lower filters so I can delete them/?and will that solve it if I do?
Is there another solution to this problem?
If I buy a new drive will it work?
Microsoft fix it says incapable of burning But they DID

II need to be able to use “Send To” so I can burn CD’s as I did a couple weeks ago. I have searched everywhere for a solution.
Someone please help me
I forgot to mention that neither drive or floppy drive appear in the Send To menu

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I have a 2000 Gateway desktop running XP w/ 2 CD drives (1 CD-ROM, 1 CD-R/W - same drives that were "factory installed" - have never been changed, removed, etc). Lately the computer doesn't recognize them. No icons for them under "My Computer" or anything else indicating there are 2 CD drives.

The CD-ROM drive does open when the button is pushed, but the R/W doesn't anymore. If you put a CD in the CD-ROM it spins the CD and the light on the front comes on, but nothing happens on the computer.

It used to do this occasionally and a quick re-start would fix it, but lately I can't get it to see them at all.

I've opened the case and it doesn't appear as though anything is disconnected or loose, but this is the limit of my troubleshooting abilities.

Any suggestions? Please be detailed with any instructions, I'm not super savvy

These forums have helped in the past with a virus, so I'm hoping someone here can help me with this too. I'll be happy to financially support the site as I have in the past.

A:CD drives not recognized

At an initial guess I would suggest that the CD-RW drive has died.
As it does not even respond with the tray button, its fairly conclusive.

If it has suffered a significant internal failure it could be preventing the CD ROM from working as well.

Try unplugging both the power and IDE ribbon cbles from the RW drive and see if the CD ROM then works?

If it does, just buy a new CD-RW drive.

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I have an HP desktop running Vista 32 bit. For no apparent reason all USB drives just stop being recognized, and I have to re-boot to get them to work.

I tried everything: Shutting off all and disconnecting from electric socket for an hour; removing/installing all usb drivers/drives.

Still the same is happening.

Any ideas.


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Running Windows 10 (64 bit) on a PC. My system does not recognize my WD Passport External Drive or any of my flash drives including a brand new one. It doesn't matter whether I connect directly to a USB port on CPU or to a USB hub. MOST of the time I have to restart PC with USB devices connected in order for them to be recognized BUT that doesn't always work. I believe my hub is fine because I have a wireless kbd and mouse and both of those are plugged into the hub and are working fine. My color printer is connected to USB hub and its working too. Thank you for your suggestions.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12204 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941181 MB, Free - 724293 MB; I: Total - 2861554 MB, Free - 2251512 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 088DT1
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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After recent update USB drives are not recognized; tried 3 separate ones. There is a sound when plugged in / taken out. The drives work OK on other computers. USB keyboard and hub work. Connected to hub printer, scanner and cordless mouse work.
Device manager shows no faults

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My DVD/CD drives aren't recognized?
Some how my disk drives have "disappeared." With disks in either drive I am unable to "explore" or open them. I went to control panel and it says that drives are working OK. When I get a pop up message it says to "insert disk". No recent changes or installations on my computer. I feel like it is a software setting...............



A:Drives are not recognized?

See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

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I'm working on a machine that's running Windows 2000 NT. I don't know if this machine/tower was used as a server before I was hired. I can access and use all files on C: and the server but A: (floppy), D: (CD) and my Jump drive (E aren't usable! They "physically" work.They show up in the "explore" window. Device manager says they're enabled and working properly. When I plug my jump drive into the USB port, it flashes, the "safe remove" icon shows up in the tray, but if I try to access the files on the jump drive I get a pop up window that says "Put a disk in Drive E:". I get the same message for the A: and D: drives, but if you put in a disk it isn't read...even self-install type disks. Help please. Am I missing a workstation OS? Need to map drives? What? Thanks!!!

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installed hp dvd 840 and sony cdrw. power is good but drives not recognized. jumpers set at primary slave (hp 840) and secondary master (sony) . sony recognized with jumpers set at cs. please advise.

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Finally, I have my cousin's computer up and running, but now a new problem has arisen.
The computer won't recognize any CD drives; therefore, I can't run any CD's or DVD's, and I can't install any games... or Windows XP. The power works fine ( I can open and close the drives) but they don't appear in My Computer, no CDs auto run nor I can I force them to run manually (without seeing the drive in My Computer), and I have no idea why. Any ideas or thoughts?

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I have a Sony VAIO desktop with Windows XP. Recently I had to replace the hard drive and, apparently after that, the computer does not seem to recognize the DVD drives, CD drive, Memory cards and I think that even USB ports. It does recognize C and A drives. I guess that the job of putting the files back to the new hard drive that they did for me was not too good and maybe some files were missing. Anyway, I'll appreciate any help.

A:Drives not recognized

Welcome to TSG...

If you physically removed a hard drive and installed another, then you my have unplugged or jiggled the ribbon cables which connect the other drives to the motherboard, or the power plugs which supply them. Check to make sure that both ribbon cables and power plugs are firmly connected to each drive.

Also--there's a jumper on the back of the drive that you installed. Can you tell us what position the jumper is in? Give us the make and model of the new hard drive and we'll check that that's correct...

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Drive is being dismounted correctly. When changing USB stick, it's no being recognized,

A:USB drives not being recognized

Is this with just a certain USB Flash drive (stick) or all USB Devices? Is this a laptop or a desktop computer?
With the Flash drive inserted go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc Right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers, are there any devices with a yellow flag or is there Unknown Device? If so, right click it and Uninstall it. Unplug the device from the computer end and restart the computer. When the computer comes back up, plug it into a different USB port in the Back (desktop) and not in the front or through a hub as these ports are weaker. You should get New Hardware Found. If it still comes up as Unknown Device, try it on another computer, if it fails there as well, then the drive needs to be replaced.

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I have 2 drives that were working fine and now they have power and can spin the disc but windows doesn't see them. I was in the box trying a new video card, when I tried to install the driver for the card the disc wasn't able to be read by the pc. I tried disconnecting the power and other cable connections from the back of the drive and opening windows, shutting back down and then replugging the cable and power and then rebooting. still no recognize drive. Any ideas???

A:my cd/dvd drives not recognized

Do they appear in Device Manager, perhaps with an error code? If so, try this:

Download CDgone, right click on the downloaded file and choose Extract All, then double-click on cdgone.reg Say "Yes" to the merge question and then reboot. See if the drives have returned. You may have to re-install CD burning applications, since they're the ones that tinker with the filter setting in the registry that caused the drives to disappear.

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I recently had a problem booting into Windows 2000. I was getting a blue screen. The problem was traced to Norton Security Suite. Once I removed the software my system boots OK but now I have yellow bang on my internal CD/DVD drive (Toshiba SD-C2402) and my external USB CD Writer (TDK CDRW-5210). The message says that the drivers are not working properly. According to Microsoft, neither one of these drives needs a special driver, the native Microsoft driver should work.

I have un-installed and re-installed the drivers repeatedly and that did not help.

The drivers installed are :

CDROM.SYS 5.00.2195.4809
REDBOOK.SYS 5.00.2195.4326
STORPROP.DLL 5.00.2195.4326

Any help is appreciated..


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3001 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1308 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 225052 MB, Free - 154791 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 5734Z
Antivirus: Ad-Aware Antivirus, Disabled

my xp computer does not recognize my cd/dvd drives.if I place a cd or dvd in the drive it does not do anything. no sound, picture or text.have tried system restore but did not help. any help appreciated.

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my xp computer does not recognize my cd/dvd drivesClick to expand...

1. As above you say my XP computer but your spec says
Microsoft Windows 7 Home PremiumClick to expand...

so which is it please the computer on your TSG spec utility or another computer operating XP

2. Also you say

my cd/dvd drives
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so does the computer have more than ONE optical drive and neither are recognised please

3. Is the drive/s shown in device manager.

4. Your AV is shown as Ad-aware is that your main Anti-virus program

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I'm having a trouble with my external USB hard drives (well, a hard drive and an iPod). Basically, there are problems with the USB ports on my laptop, the drives work fine elsewhere. When I plug in my iPod, I get an error that says Windows can't recognize the device and that its malfunctioning. When I plug in my other hard drive, it loads, albeit slowly, and I get a Windows balloon that says it would work faster connected to a USB 2.0 port. Now both of my ports were 2.0, and both devices worked fine before (I recently sent my laptop to IBM for repairs, where they did screw up something with the USB already - I was able to get around that problem, but they just don't understand the problem I'm having here).

I have already tried uninstalling my Host Controllers, and re-installed them (automatically by Windows on start-up), but it didn't help. I searched for USB drivers on the IBM site, but all they have is for Windows NT (I'm running XP Pro). I was wondering if anyone knew any way to fix my problem, as I'd love to use my USB ports again.

Here's a picture of what I see in my Device Manager:


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when i have my NEC ND-2100A and Samsung SH-D162D with kreon firmware connected they are not recognized by windows but if i only have one of the drives connected its recognized by windows.

how do i get both drives to be recognized by windows?

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Windows xp, sp3 on a compaq, and the system works ok, bit slow, but any try at inserting a cd in either of two drives keeps popping up same msg, Insert Disk in Drive E:, also, if i choose properties and eject, both cd drives open same time. So its two cd roms on a single cable to mother board. Ive sacrificed a chcken and it din't help. So we ate it. But seriously, What?
I have Advanced System Care beta 4 and it doesn't show any of the two drives either. Also, uninstalled driver and re-booted, then Disk Found, hardware ready to use, only one!

A:CD Rom Drives not recognized, Again!

Are the drives recognized in BIOS?

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I have just tried to install a new CRW. Previously I had a CRW and another CD ROM, but I took them both out so that I could get better access to install the new CRW. The problem is that now my PC does not recognize any of the CD drives when I install any of them. I have tried all of them, and they were all working fine.........any ideas on what I need to do?

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First make sure the cable is plugged into both drives correctly. the red stripe goes to pin 1 on the drives and the motherboard.

Check the jumpers, you can only have one master and one slave on a given ide cable.

Bios, both ide channels enabled and set to auto detect or cdrom.

If that doesn't work change the role of the drives, make the master slave and the slave master, some drives are fussy

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In win 8.1, USB drives are not recognized . When a USB drive is plugged in, the following language appears in the General tab in the yellow triangled item "USB Mass Storage Devices" which is under "USB Controllers" in Device Manager:

"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)
The driver could not be loaded because a previous version of the driver is still in memory."

I have uninstalled every item under "USB Controllers" and restarted my computer each time.

Any help resolving this problem appreciated. And - I have not yet upgraded to Win 10. Would the 10 upgrade solve the problem or would it just be carried over into Win 10?

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If I didnít see this myself, I would not believe it.

I have a Dell Dimension 4700 running WinXP. For the past 2 years Iíve had installed an NEC CD-RW burner and an Atapi DVD burner. Theyíre both served by the same IDE ribbon cable from the motherboard, and both are set to CS. They worked together fine, allowing me to burn single discs, or to easily copy discs.

Aside from using these drives, I touched nothing. But today I discovered that only the NEC was being recognized. I thought a reboot would cure this oddity, but it didnít. If I disconnect one of the drives, the other shows up and is usable. But if both are connected, only the one at the end of the ribbon cable is detected.

Iíve tried different ribbon cables but get the same result.

What could have happened to cause this? And how can I cure it?

If this had happened after I monkeyed around with the computer, I could understand that. But it happened all by itself.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Solved: Drives not recognized

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I recently re-installed a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro because of a patched user32 virus that caused me problems (it seems to be gone now since the re-install).

But now since I re-installed Windows XP, my dvd and cd drives don't show up in Windows. In BIOS they are recognized as ch.0 master and ch.0 slave drives. But in Windows they're not there in My Computer or Device Manager. I pop in a disc and it spins around but nothing happens.

Does anyone know what's wrong? I know it's not jumper cable problems because they worked fine before the re-install.

I don't have Service Pack 2 yet because I wanted to wait until I could back up my files on DVD before I upgraded, but since I can't burn or use my drives I don't want to take the risk yet.

Any ideas of what could be wrong? Thanks.

A:CD and DVD drives not recognized in Windows

Download the following: SpeccyGo to File then Publish Snap Shot and provide us the link.It will show us your system specs.

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I recently decided to fill up all of the slots on the front of my computer, so I got four CD drives and plugged them in. I got the two cables running from the IDE slots on the motherboard to the CD drives and they are all plugged in themselves. Only problem is, it will only recognize one, sometimes two. I had three going once, but it hasn't worked again. I want these so that I can just leave the games I play the most in the computer at all times so I don't have to always change CDs. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Some CD Drives not recognized

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Here is the problem. I left for vacation with a working computer. I come home and have a problem with my CD drives. 1-DVD/CD drive and 2-CD-RW drive both are not recognized by the computer. They are not listed in "my computer," don't work, and doesn't show up in Media Player.

1- The both light up and spin when a CD is inserted.
2- Device manager shows a error 19 on both drives.
3- Tried the Microsoft sloution dealing with deleting the upper/lower class in the registry.
4- At one point, I got the same code 19 error for my secondary IDE Controller, but haven't seen it again.

Any other suggestions to help out this problem?

A:Solved: CD Drives Not Recognized

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trying to reinstall windows xp and on reboot got two beeps on post and computer didn't recognize any drives optical or hard drive? Please help me fix

A:No drives recognized by computer

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I came home from class one evening to find the POST screen on my monitor and "drive not found, insert system disk and press enter" waiting for me. I restarted the system a few times and tried to run it in safe mode, but it would not work. I decided to buy a new hard drive, 160 GB and install it and transfer all the documents from the old drive to the new.

The problem is that the BIOS does not detect the drive, the utility cd that came with the drive does not detect the drive, and I cannot use my OS restore cd because there is not a drive detected to save it to....
I have made sure the jumpers and cables are properly set, the power supply cables are in place, and have even changed the cable connecting the MB to the new drive. The system will detect the secondary drives, not the primary ones. This is very frustrating. The system was running fine before I left for class, and when I returned it was it this sorry state.

Does this sound like a BIOS upgrade problem? A MB problem? I appreciate all help, thank you.

A:Hard drives not recognized

ok. let me get this right. only your Master IDE devices are not showing up.

First question. have you tried jumper settings, setting all IDE drives to cable select.

Second, how many IDE devices do you have connected?

Third, umm is the new hdd an IDE device, or SATA, most IDE hard drives do not come with an install/drivers cd...

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I installed two hard drives on my machine. None of them can be recognize. Well the thing is that I had one installed with an operation system and I wanted to add another one. Since the second one wasn't recognized I started to play around with the Bios Setup (meaning that am unexperienced but had a little idea) and messed-up my hard drive that was working good. Now I have two unrecognized hard drives instead of one. What should I do now? how do I make it to read my hard drives? Help please my knowlage is very limited on this

A:2 hard drives non-recognized

Are they IDE , SATA, or SCSI? Most likely IDE (long gray wide ribbon cable) or SATA (small little cable with 'L' shaped end fitting) ? If they are IDE, chances are you need to set your jumpers properly. To set the jumpers, you have to pull out the drive and look at the area where you plug in the power cable. You should see a set of 8 or so pins. Then you have 2 options:
Put them both on CS (Cable Select) and then .. I could be wrong, but I think the middle attachment is 0 (first) and the end of the cable is 1 (second)
Set the C:\ drive to Master jumper, and the second drive to Slave jumper.
If you look at your drives and dont see any identification as to which pins do what. Go to the OEM and they should have detailed pin layouts. As for SATA, I think they usualy just find each other automaticly anyway. If its SCSI, sorry I wont be of much help. Im too poor to afford it lol Good luck!

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Hello everyone. I'm new here, but I've done a search here and cannot seem to find the answer to my problem(s). Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

First, let me say that the computer I am having the problem on is an older Compaq Presario (model 8772) running the Windows 98 upgrade from Windows 95.

I purchased (from eBay) and installed an HP-8100 Internal CD-RW (CD Writer) drive into this system. Both the original CD-ROM drive and this "new" CD-RW drive worked fine for several months. A few months ago, I installed some software (Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.0, Acid 3.0 Full Version, and several plug-ins) from a friend's CD that had been burned. Yes, this is pirated software. This is when problems began occuring. I know, I know, lecture me later. I need help right now.

One day I booted up, and a DOS message appeared before loading Windows. This message stated that a new drive was recognized. The specifications seemed to resemble that of my hard drive (capacity of drive is around 6 GB). I had 3 options: "Ignore," "Save," and I hate to say that I do not remember the other option... For several days, I chose "Ignore" and things worked fine. One day, I got tired of seeing this message, and I chose "Save." Man, I wish I'd never done that. From this point on, neither DOS nor Windows has recognized either CD drive. "My Computer" doesn't list them at all. Neither does "Device Manager." It's as i... Read more

A:CD-ROM / CD-RW drives not recognized anymore - AT ALL

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I have a laptop Toshiba Qosmio G30-140 with two hard drives.
One with Windows 7 and the other with Windows XP.
The system allows to boot the 1st or the 2nd.

To speed up the system got two disks Samsung SSD 830 Series
model: MZ - 7PC256.
The BIOS (ACPI BIOS version = 3.90), do not have the option and I AHCI I adopted
the 1RAID-0.
In this option, the discs work independently.
They are working well, but the application "Samsung SSD Magician", does not recognize
no SSD.

I'm afraid you are not working in the best conditions and that could have
better yield.
Thanks to help me figure out what is not right here and can improve performance with SSD Magician.

A:Qosmio G30 - SSD drives are not recognized


I don?t use this Samsung SSD Magician software but some people in the net reported that there is a new version of this utility furthermore many people have problems using this software and this issue does not seems to depend on notebook but possible on the SSD drive.

As far as I know there are other tools like Driver Magician or SSD Tweaker which do the similar jobs like Samsung SSD Magician

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Both the DVD drive on my laptop (Philips CDRW/DVD CDD5263) and my external burner (Lacie DVD RW ND-3540A) stopped recognizing DVDs today. Both still play audio CDs fine, but when I put a DVD in either drive, it spins a few times and nothing happens.

If I open "My Computer" with a DVD in the drive, the My Computer window
opens, but shows no information for any drives. Then my system crashes and I have to re-boot.

I've tried re-installing software/drivers for both DVD drives and re-installed Windows Media Player 10 and WINDVD. No fix.

I also ran Microsoft's AutoFix program (supposed to fix AutoPlay issues) with a DVD in the drive and I got the
folowing results:
Test [Policies] - Instance [E:\, Drive Type: 5]:
Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDrives]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDriveAutorun]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDriveTypeAutorun]: OK {Present}
Result [HKLM\...\Policies!NoDrives]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKLM\...\Policies!NoDriveAutorun]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKLM\...\Policies!NoDriveTypeAutorun]: OK {Absent}
Result [Driver level policies]: OK {
HKLM\...\Services\cdrom!Autorun (Present) <Allows>
HKLM\...\Services\cdrom\Parameters!Autorun (Absent) <Allows>
HKLM\System\CCS\Enum\...!AlwaysEnable (Absent) <Not set>
HKLM\System\CCS\Enum\...!AlwaysDisable (Absent) <Not set> }

Test [Drive Notification] - Instance [E:\, Drive Type: 5]:
Result [Legacy Notification]: OK
Result [AutoPlay V2 Notification]: Problems {
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Could not open I-tunes. Error said some files missing. Downloaded I-tunes again. After installing I-tunes neither Optical drive (DVD burners) was recognized.

A:Optical drives not recognized.

have you tried uninstalling i-tunes?

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I recently re-installed a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro because of a patched user32 virus that caused me problems (it seems to be gone now since the re-install).

But now since I re-installed Windows XP, my dvd and cd drives don't show up in Windows. In BIOS they are recognized as ch.0 master and ch.0 slave drives. But in Windows they're not there in My Computer or Device Manager. I pop in a disc and it spins around but nothing happens.

Does anyone know what's wrong? I know it's not jumper cable problems because they worked fine before the re-install.

I don't have Service Pack 2 yet because I wanted to wait until I could back up my files on DVD before I upgraded, but since I can't burn or use my drives I don't want to take the risk yet.

Any ideas of what could be wrong? Thanks.

A:CD-Rom and DVD-Rom drives aren't recognized

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These are my computer specs: http://www.cavalryforces.com/upload/files/temp/Report.txt

This is the problem: I got an old hard drive from a friend and I switched around the master/slave settings on all of my drives. My 120GB primary and the 6GB backup drive were recognized and worked fine. IDE1 and IDE2 are the hard drives and IDE3 and IDE4 are the optical drives. The optical drives have power because I can open and close them but they aren't recognized. I flashed my BIOS on my mobo to the latest version (Soyo P4I875P Dragon 2 Platinum http://www.soyousa.com) and updated my chipset drivers (Intel 875P http://support.intel.com/support/chipsets/index.htm) I've tried the optimized and fail safe defaults in my bios as well as tweaking different options. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

A:Optical Drives Not Recognized

Have you tried putting both optical drives on the Cable Select jumper setting?

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