new dvd writer not shown as drive (or anything)

  terryr48 19:35 06 Aug 2004
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I have just replaced my cd writer with a dvd writer and it dosn't show on the comp I must have put some wire in the wrong place (win xp home)as there is no indication of new hardware being added any help appreciated.

  joelle1230 19:41 06 Aug 2004

IS IT SET TO MASTER OR SLAVE

  terryr48 19:48 06 Aug 2004

Will have to check asap

  Legolas 19:49 06 Aug 2004

Make sure the IDA cable is the right way round. Normally the red edge of the cable is at the end adjacent to the power pins. Hope that makes sense.

Also is the drive being recognised in the BIOS.

Go into the BIOS and check it is showing. This is normally under the first heading in the Bios 'Standard CMOS Features'

  User-312386 19:50 06 Aug 2004

hi there

The wire you are talking about i assume is the jumper in the back of the dvd writer

  joelle1230 19:59 06 Aug 2004

THE JUMPERS ARE A GROUP OF PINNS ON THE BACK OF THE DRIVE WITH A PLASIC PEG WHICH GOES OVER 2 PINS

  SEASHANTY 20:37 06 Aug 2004

How to Install a front loading drive
click here

  terryr48 20:58 06 Aug 2004

Cheers everybody it was the jumper-Thanks for all your help

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