PC NOT RECOGNISING NEW DVD WRITER

  knobbyall 11:12 04 Oct 2006
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I HAVE JUST UNINSTALLED MY DVD PLAYER ON MY DESKTOP MACHINE AND ATTEMPTED TO INSTALL A DVD WRITER, USED ALL THE SAME CABLES, THE POWER LIGHT IS ON THE TRAY OPENS BUT MY SYSTEM (XP HOME) WILL NOT RECOGNISE IT, I HAVE REBOOTED AND HOPED PNP WOULD PICK IT UP BUT TO NO AVAIL, ANY IDEAS ?

  dazwm 11:15 04 Oct 2006

Have you checked the jumpers on the back of the DVDRW? (Also lower the capitals its seen as shouting).

  Miros 11:16 04 Oct 2006

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  Diemmess 11:33 04 Oct 2006

Worth checking the drivers are the correct ones.
Have a look in Device Manager for a yellow triangle. If there is one there, then delete/disable the device and reboot.

  Harpur 11:36 04 Oct 2006

it means you are SHOUTING!!

  Harpur 11:38 04 Oct 2006

if it is the only drive then make sure the jumpers on the back of the drive are set for master. if it is an additional one then set them to slave. there is usually a basic diagram on the drive casing showing the correct positions for each

  knobbyall 11:44 04 Oct 2006

I'm a bit new to this forum lark, apologies for shouting, thanks to all that suggested the jumpers as this was the problem and is now solved. Thanks

  Diemmess 12:11 04 Oct 2006

Neatly rounded off. For someone a "bit new" you've done well.
Block capitals are more difficult to read anyway. :>)

  Harpur 13:28 04 Oct 2006

you need to tick it resolved

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