Quite unexpectantly, both my cd and cdrw drives have become unrecognised by the computer. I've just noticed as the Computer starts up the words..."Detecting IDE drives" and beside it (although it flashes very quickly) "no 80 connector cable installed" I haven't touched anything inside the computer but could someone help me connect up again or at least get the computer to recognise the drives. I am on Windows ME
It just might be something as straightforward as a loose connection on the cable at the motherboard end.
If you feel capable to look inside your PC, then turn off your system and remove the side panel, you will see the wide cable that is connected to your CD drives. Give a gentle but firm push to each one and check where it connects to the board itself. again a gentle but firm press on the connector will probably cure the problem. j.