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dvd drive not showing up

Discussion in 'DVD-ROM drives' started by annjee, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. annjee

    annjee Member

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    Here's the problem. I have a dvd-drive and a cd-rom drive connected together. I can only use the cd-drive though. The cables and the jumpers are set correctly. I have tried to different cables and have ruled out a faulty IDE cable. In device manager, both the cd and dvd drive show up and are working properly, however under my computer, only the cd-rom drive is showing up. Any suggestions?
     
  2. tsumiro

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    what do you mean?

    do your drives have master/slave orientation?
     
  3. annjee

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    yes, the dvd drive is set as the master and the cd drive is set as the slave. they both show up under device manager but only the cd drive shows up under My Computer. I can only access the cd drive.
     
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    any error codes in device manager? try disconnecting the data cable from the cdrom drive to see if dvd drive than shows up or not. is this a name brand computer like dell or a clone?
     
  5. tsumiro

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    did you try switching it, so that the cd is master, and dvd is slave?
     
  6. annjee

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    yeah, that worked. Thanks.
     
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    i have the same problem but how to u make master slave in settting thanks
     
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    can u explain please which cable to switch
     
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    He's talking about the IDE cable that connects from the dvd drive (set as master), to the cd drive (set as slave) and then connecting to the mother board. The other Ide cable connects from the mother board to the hard drive. Hope that helps.
     
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    Also, you make the master and slave settings by changing the jumper (little rectangular plastic piece) on the cd and the dvd drive. It's located right next to where the ide cable plugs in and the settings for where to put the jumper should be on the front of the hard drive.
     
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    so i have to switch both of them .right
     
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    i switched them but still it didnt work.the other drive is working properly. but this one shows as dvd drive k but doesnt detect any cd in drive.it shows up in device manager. i removed drivers and installed but still same thing. please help thanks
     
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    what are they jumpered as as in master & slave or cable select? is the pc a dell?
     
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    pc is sony vaivo.as this problem started when i changed one of my dvd writer drive to pioneer and kept the other original one of sony
     
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    which 1 is master & which is slave?
     
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    the new pioneer one is master and the old sony vaio dvd drive is slave
     
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    try reversing that so the burner is slave & the dvd rom is master.
     

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