replacing dvd rom drive?

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hi.i want to replace my current dvd rom drive as its goosed,or at least i
think it is as it wont read any discs any more,dvds or cds,its approx just
over a year old..!! its a sony ddu1612. now ive tried unistalling it and
putting a diff one in just so i can check that its the drive thats faulty
and not an internal connection or lead. but when i reboot after fitting the
new drive nothing happens..no bootup? but it boots straight up when i put the
sony back in?..do i need to change my bios settings or am i missing
something..my sony drives shows up on the bootup screen along with my hdd and
dvd-rw....mucho help appreciated
thank you please..
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thanks
stu8975
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    so how do i go about changing the bios settings? do i do this before i take
    the old drive out? as i cant access my pc after i take the old drive out..as
    it wont boot up?......what do i need to change?


    "Its only me" wrote:

    > You need to go into the BIOS and let them autodetect the new drive.
    >
    >
    > "stu8975" <stu8975@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4C23D32A-75E1-4210-AD2F-1075D1A03D8D@microsoft.com...
    > > hi.i want to replace my current dvd rom drive as its goosed,or at least i
    > > think it is as it wont read any discs any more,dvds or cds,its approx just
    > > over a year old..!! its a sony ddu1612. now ive tried unistalling it and
    > > putting a diff one in just so i can check that its the drive thats faulty
    > > and not an internal connection or lead. but when i reboot after fitting the
    > > new drive nothing happens..no bootup? but it boots straight up when i put the
    > > sony back in?..do i need to change my bios settings or am i missing
    > > something..my sony drives shows up on the bootup screen along with my hdd and
    > > dvd-rw....mucho help appreciated
    > > thank you please..
    > > --
    > > thanks
    > > stu8975
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    The BIOS is not on the hard drive and it is not accessed after the computer
    is booted up. The BIOS is what boots the system. Please don't go into the
    BIOS until you know more about it. A mistake can render your computer
    unable to boot. Here is a good tutorial: http://www.pcmech.com/bios.htm.
    Take a look and then return here with your question. This is a vital area
    of your computer to understand.

    --
    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    "stu8975" <stu8975@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D395DEAE-7546-4B87-ACA8-AEC30067F6C5@microsoft.com...
    > so how do i go about changing the bios settings? do i do this before i
    > take
    > the old drive out? as i cant access my pc after i take the old drive
    > out..as
    > it wont boot up?......what do i need to change?
    >
    >
    > "Its only me" wrote:
    >
    >> You need to go into the BIOS and let them autodetect the new drive.
    >>
    >>
    >> "stu8975" <stu8975@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:4C23D32A-75E1-4210-AD2F-1075D1A03D8D@microsoft.com...
    >> > hi.i want to replace my current dvd rom drive as its goosed,or at least
    >> > i
    >> > think it is as it wont read any discs any more,dvds or cds,its approx
    >> > just
    >> > over a year old..!! its a sony ddu1612. now ive tried unistalling it
    >> > and
    >> > putting a diff one in just so i can check that its the drive thats
    >> > faulty
    >> > and not an internal connection or lead. but when i reboot after fitting
    >> > the
    >> > new drive nothing happens..no bootup? but it boots straight up when i
    >> > put the
    >> > sony back in?..do i need to change my bios settings or am i missing
    >> > something..my sony drives shows up on the bootup screen along with my
    >> > hdd and
    >> > dvd-rw....mucho help appreciated
    >> > thank you please..
    >> > --
    >> > thanks
    >> > stu8975
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    Check to see if you have set the new drives jumper settings to 'master' or
    'slave' correctly. Set the new drive the same as the old and the BIOS should
    auto-detect anyway

    "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

    > The BIOS is not on the hard drive and it is not accessed after the computer
    > is booted up. The BIOS is what boots the system. Please don't go into the
    > BIOS until you know more about it. A mistake can render your computer
    > unable to boot. Here is a good tutorial: http://www.pcmech.com/bios.htm.
    > Take a look and then return here with your question. This is a vital area
    > of your computer to understand.
    >
    > --
    > Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    > (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    > "stu8975" <stu8975@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:D395DEAE-7546-4B87-ACA8-AEC30067F6C5@microsoft.com...
    > > so how do i go about changing the bios settings? do i do this before i
    > > take
    > > the old drive out? as i cant access my pc after i take the old drive
    > > out..as
    > > it wont boot up?......what do i need to change?
    > >
    > >
    > > "Its only me" wrote:
    > >
    > >> You need to go into the BIOS and let them autodetect the new drive.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "stu8975" <stu8975@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:4C23D32A-75E1-4210-AD2F-1075D1A03D8D@microsoft.com...
    > >> > hi.i want to replace my current dvd rom drive as its goosed,or at least
    > >> > i
    > >> > think it is as it wont read any discs any more,dvds or cds,its approx
    > >> > just
    > >> > over a year old..!! its a sony ddu1612. now ive tried unistalling it
    > >> > and
    > >> > putting a diff one in just so i can check that its the drive thats
    > >> > faulty
    > >> > and not an internal connection or lead. but when i reboot after fitting
    > >> > the
    > >> > new drive nothing happens..no bootup? but it boots straight up when i
    > >> > put the
    > >> > sony back in?..do i need to change my bios settings or am i missing
    > >> > something..my sony drives shows up on the bootup screen along with my
    > >> > hdd and
    > >> > dvd-rw....mucho help appreciated
    > >> > thank you please..
    > >> > --
    > >> > thanks
    > >> > stu8975
    >
    >
    >
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