Well once my hard disk and cd were not working. The problem was the cable. Are both cd conncted trhu the same cable? if so try changing the cable or switch one of the cdroms to the cable connecting the harddisk. see if it works.
if that doesn't help try switching the cable's position on the motherboard.
One last suggestion, change the jumpers on the cd-roms and see if it works.
That;'s all i can offer.
HELP... I am running Win. XP and both CD drives are no longer accesable. Have tried restore, unplugging cable to drives, deleting drives under device manager and reinstalling, unplugging cables from drives and redoing uninstall, put different Cd drive in that came from working system. None of these has helped. Power is to both drives and doors open and close. Don't know what else to do and system did not have a restore disk provided when purchased. Is my only solution formatting and buying new windows platform? All updates from Microsoft have been maintianed and SP2 was added. Adaware and Norton are run on this machine. Thanks for all anticipated suggestions. Best regards, Del R.