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DVD burner not recognized

by daveac41 / December 14, 2005 3:34 PM PST

I recently changed processors - nothing too technical -except now 5 times out of 6 , my PC will not recognize my DVD drive.There was no problem before.
Any ideas please??? (Windows XP SP2)

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latest system BIOS versin
by linkit / December 14, 2005 3:42 PM PST

Computer model?
What was the old CPU? New CPU?

Is DVD drive recognized in system BIOS?
DVD drive is "not recognized" where?

Try downloading latest system BIOS version from computer mfg. If a home-built system, download latest BIOS version from motherboard mfg.

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latest system BIOS versin
by daveac41 / December 14, 2005 4:32 PM PST

Both cases Pentium III. Haven't checked BIOS yet, but cannot find type in Manufs website. When I switch on, drive letter of DVD drive does not show.Won't show in Device Manager either. If I reboot sometimes it will show - sometimes it won't.

PC is a Unika

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get drive back
by linkit / December 14, 2005 4:49 PM PST
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DVD drive not reconized.
by Papa Echo / December 14, 2005 5:23 PM PST

External ? Internal ? Updated drivers ? Updated firmware ? Check cable connection ?

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DVD drive not recognized
by daveac41 / December 14, 2005 6:56 PM PST

Papa Echo - It is an internal - Samsung TS-H552. Firmware updated - regarding cable problem, why would drive work some times and not others ?

Linkit - tried Registry method - did not make any difference. Am going to try BIOS update

Thanks to both for aid so far


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A common occurence
by chuckieu / December 15, 2005 3:35 AM PST

when changing one thing inside the computer is that you bump something else. Try (with the computer off) unplugging both ends of the cable and replugging. Happens all the time. chuck

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