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My pc hasnt detected my new dvd rw drive

sbabeeee

FPCH Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2008
PC Experience
Some Experience
Hi there
My original cd rw drive was broken so I bought a dvd rw drive to replace it.
Im not that clued up on replacing parts in a pc but it seemed straight forward.
Its a LINEON but i didnt take a note of the model.
The problem is this, although the new drive seems to be working ok (it opens and closes) my pc hasnt detected it.
I am sooooooooo desperate to get this working because I have just bought wrath of the lich king (world of warcraft) and i neeeeeeeeeeeed to play it!!! heehee
Im running windows XP proffesional service pack 3

I hope that all made some sense
 
W

Wolfeymole

Is this a SATA or IDE type drive sbab?

If it's IDE you may not have the connector fully secure on the drive.
 

sbabeeee

FPCH Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2008
PC Experience
Some Experience
Its IDE. Ill take it apart again and have a look. Its more than likely i didnt push it in hard enough lol
Thanks and Ill let you know if that worked :)
 
W

Wolfeymole

Please do.

Make sure the connectors are secure on both the motherboard, if running as secondary master, and the other drive if running as slave in either primary or secondary.
 

sbabeeee

FPCH Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2008
PC Experience
Some Experience
Hi again
It was the connectors. I feel silly now lol but at least the drive is working :D
I still cant load my Warcraft game though, I dont have enough ram lololol. Guess what i need to buy now lol
Thanks for your help guys
:D
 

BeeCeeBee

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2008
Hi Sbabeee!

Wish they were all solved this quickly no need to feel silly at all. Just keep asking when you feel you need help. It's why were here.

Nothing much to add so we will close this thread. Just be sureto let us know if you need any assistance with all your new RAM. Happy gaming!!

Please make a new post on WOW in the gaming forum.
 
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