I removed my cdrw drive last night to install my new dvd/cdrw drive, however when I put PC back together and installed all software and drivers etc. On "My computer" screen it only shows my A, C ( main ) and D drives. I appear to have lost my CDRom drive totally, the PC won`t recognise it. Have I put a cable back in wrong? I have a cable with P2 written on it left out at back and I must admit I haven`t been inside my PC before trying this
the cable is a red, yellow and black cable that fits in the back of the drives with 4 pins ( no idea what it`s called ) but they have p1. p2. p3, p4 written on them. Think I may have put one back in wrong place or mixed them up as PC won`t detect the drive
The cable you mention is a power cable and you normally have some of these as spare. There should be a similar one fitted to the drive you have installed. Make sure that you have not dislodged the IDE cable from the motherboard. Go to Googles website at GOOGLE.COM and enter into the search field CD-ROM DRIVE INSTALL and when the webpage comes up click on one of the HOW TO INSTALL links.