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veganbikepunk
November 18th, 2008, 04:38 AM
So after my last computer breathed its last breath, I got another computer. I've used this computer for a few weeks, installed Intrepid the day it came out, and it's been working great. So I decided to install the hard drive from the last computer. It took an hour of tinkering with the jumper settings before it would recognize there as being two hard drives, the newer one as the master, and the older one as the slave. Now, out of left field, it's not recognizing the dvd burner. I didn't do anything to the cabling for the dvd burner so it doesn't really make any sense to me.

thanks in advance for your help,
pax

cariboo
November 18th, 2008, 05:47 AM
CHeck your connections even if you didn't do anything with the dvd drive, as the motherboard connectors are side by side, and you never know.

I personally always check the simple stuff first. as 99% of the time it is something stupid, like a cable not connected properly, or a jumper in the wrong place.

Jim

veganbikepunk
November 18th, 2008, 09:07 PM
I checked that. No dice.

cariboo
November 18th, 2008, 09:34 PM
Does your DVD drive show up in your bios? If not try another drive to see if it is detected.

Jim