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 Post subject: DVD drive on XP Pro.
New postPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:45 am 

I've been working on a friends old X.P. Pro machine and I find the DVD drive can't be found.If I click open on the drive it ask me to insert a disk in drive e, and if I insert a disk in the drive and try to open it I get the same message. In other words I can't read or write to the drive.Any help would be most welcome


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 Post subject: Re: DVD drive on XP Pro.
New postPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:20 am 

Hi dougy2. Can we have some hardware specs please.



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By hardware specs I assume you mean the make of DVD drive?


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As many specs as you have for the entire system. It'll all help. Thanks.



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 Post subject: Re: DVD drive on XP Pro.
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Are you sure it is a DVD drive?
You said it is an old comp. Many only came with CD.


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New postPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:04 pm 

make sure to check the label on the CD/DVD drive ?? it should include a DVD-Rom / CD-Rom/Write ...

can you provide us by the Brand of you CD/DVD drive ? or at least the messages you get in the BIOS screen when u start up the computer ??

Primary IDE .......
Secondary IDE/Sata .... ?



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New postPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:56 am 

Sorry guys. Only just seen your replies. Didn't get an email in my inbox to say I had answers. Actually I meant a CD drive. I will look into all other questions regarding the drive and other specs A.S.A.P.


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New postPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:51 am 

If your using a CD with IDE, you need to ensure that the jumpers are properly set for Slave, Secondary. If the jumpers are set wrong, it won't be viewed properly in XP Pro.

Give the make of the CD as every or most CD Drives use different jumper settings.



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