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dvd rom problems

 
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pfbfred



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:30 am    Post subject: dvd rom problems Reply with quote

hi can anyone help with this problem
i have a hp dvd1040 player and when i install it on another computer it works well like it should,but when i install in my own comp it will not read any disks at all it shows it in bios and in windows but just wont simply read any disk but it will in other machines is this a bios broblem i have reloaded windows on another drive and all well but it will not even let me do a reload from scratch to install windows
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi pfbfred, welcome to the forums!

Is this an internal (IDE) or external (USB) drive?
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pfbfred



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoftStag wrote:
Hi pfbfred, welcome to the forums!

Is this an internal (IDE) or external (USB) drive?

sorry i should of mentioned that it is a internal ide dvd player
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, best to check what the jumpers are set to. If you are using the drive on it's own IDE cable, ensure the drive is set to Master.
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