No CD drive

  pypes 00:06 05 Aug 2004

Hi - hope someone can help.
Have Athlon 2200 + windows ME + CDRW.

On boot up, bios detects HD as primary master and CD as slave - both on same IDE cable. However nothing appears in explorer or device manager to say CD exists, Tray opens - light comes on.
Have fitted old cd rom and changed cables etc - no change. Pulling out hair - any suggestions ??

  hugh-265156 00:22 05 Aug 2004

"both on same IDE cable"

i would put the cdrw on the second ide channel as master. keep hard drives and cd dvd drives seperate.

  THE TERMINATOR 00:49 05 Aug 2004

Have you checked the jumpers on the cd drive, that they are set to slave....TT

  BurrWalnut 07:31 05 Aug 2004

Losing optical drives seems to be happening a lot lately. If you haven't changed anything :-

Run regedit and navigate to registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}. Highlight it and in the right pane, find the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values. Highlight each one in turn, right click and delete them. Close regedit and restart the computer.

  pypes 22:05 05 Aug 2004

Thanks for advise guys - no joy though.
Used seperate cable now and set jumpers. Changed cd drive & cables. Tried regedit - when got to hilite bit right pane only had CDROM and LINK.

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