Dvd writer not reading

pook - Oct 26, 2010 at 02:17 PM
 Blocked Profile - Oct 27, 2010 at 05:28 AM
Hello, I unplugged my dvd from my pc at home and connected it to my aunts computer, because her dvd writer was broken.

The computer does acknowledge the writer at startup, however, when I insert any disk into the computer in xp, it doesn't come up with autoplay and there is not a dvd drive present in My Computer.

What can be the problem?


2 responses

Blocked Profile
Oct 26, 2010 at 02:41 PM

Check the jumper settings on the drive and also connect the ise/sata cable properly,get back to me if still having issues,

Thanks, but just what are the jumper settings and how would I check them? The dvd writer is ide i think (well the one with the then, wide, grey cable) --> My aunt's motherboard is not compatible with sata. In fact, I did buy a new dvd writer only to find that this was the case. Luckily my dvd writer at home was ide...

I am pretty sure that I plugged the ide cable in correctly, as I did double check it after windows didn't load autoplay and stuff...
Blocked Profile
Oct 27, 2010 at 05:28 AM
Hi ,the jumper is shown on this link:


look on manage there . u can see or not drive in manage. i not change data cable to check . thanks