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new build not detecting dvd drive to install windows 7

  • Windows 7
  • DVD Drives
  • New Build
  • Components
Last response: in Components
April 12, 2013 12:52:34 PM

Hi guys, i just built and eveything is working and good to go, but when i go to install windows 7 the computer does not detect the dvd drive. I went into advanced settings and only my hdd was listed. Please help!

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a b $ Windows 7
April 12, 2013 12:55:43 PM

Hi :) 

Put the dvd drive cable into ANOTHER sata port and check you connected a POWER cable as well...

All the best Brett :) 
a b $ Windows 7
April 12, 2013 1:24:12 PM

What is the brand and model of the motherboard and which SATA port do you have the DVD drive plugged into?