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New PSU, CD-ROM not working

by ang_spook / August 19, 2006 6:14 AM PDT

I recently upgraded my PSU to an Antec TP2-550W-EPS12v. Everything seems to be working, except for the CD-RW/DVD-rom. I have disconnected, reconnected IDE cables and power cables. It using the 4 pin MOLEX connector and I have tried each one that the PSU has. I am trying to do a fresh install and I cannot get the drive to read the cd. Any suggestions?

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data cable and BIOS settings
by linkit / August 19, 2006 8:37 AM PDT

Make sure the data cable is FULLY INSERTED into the back of the drive AND INTO THE MOTHERBOARD.

Now, does it show in BIOS?

If the drive shows in BIOS, do you have it set to be the primary boot device?

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done that
by ang_spook / August 19, 2006 11:27 AM PDT

Yep.. it shows up correctly in the bios. and i've unplugged, replugged, and even changed out the data cable. I've even plugged the data cable into the secondary IDE channel to see if that made a difference.

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install proper drivers
by linkit / August 19, 2006 1:44 PM PDT

What is your computer make & model?
Or is this a home built computer?

Note that the XP installation CD only installs Microsoft's ''best guess'' drivers and not necessarily the proper drivers. Did you download and install the latest drivers from the PC maker (or motherboard maker if a home build)?

Install SP2 yet?

Run Windows Update yet?

* * * * *

After you get all the proper drivers installed, what does Device Manager say about the CD/DVD drive? In the properties of the drive, are there any errors listed?

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Not even that far
by ang_spook / August 19, 2006 9:34 PM PDT
In reply to: install proper drivers

I don't even have windows installed yet. I'm doing a clean install because I was trying to run 2 HDDs, an NVIDIA 6800XT, 2 GB ram, CD-ROM, CDRW/DVDROM, 3 fans, AMD Athlon 3200, PCI video card for 2nd monitor. The original PSU was only a 420W. The 2 HDDs died, but were replaced under warranty, so they are unformatted. So you see the problem. I am not even to the point of worrying about drivers.

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by linkit / August 20, 2006 6:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Not even that far

Only Install:
- one HD
- one optical drive.
- one video card

Jumper optical drive to CableSelect (SC) and connect it to the motherboard with a good data cable.

Set BIOS to boot to Windows XP CD in optical drive. Once you get it running, then install more hardware. If there are problems, let us know about the error beeps you hear.

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