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Recentlly installed dvd drive not recognized

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a b G Storage
March 24, 2010 7:20:08 PM

Hello, I recently installed a new dvd burner in my desktop and its not being recognized or showing up but the old one still shows up and works
a c 415 G Storage
March 24, 2010 7:42:09 PM

You probably just need to go into Disk Manager:

Start -> Right-Click "Computer" -> Manage

Click on "Disk Management" in the left-hand pane - if you're prompted to create a volume then go ahead and do so.

Look for the disk in the LOWER part of the right pane. If it shows as a rectangle with no drive letter ("D:", for example) then right-click it, create a partition, then right click a second time and format it.
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March 25, 2010 11:38:28 AM

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Look for the disk in the LOWER part of the right pane. If it shows as a rectangle with no drive letter ("D:", for example) then right-click it, create a partition, then right click a second time and format it.


Are u seriously suggesting he attempts to format a removable media drive [DVD Writer]?
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a c 415 G Storage
March 25, 2010 9:49:56 PM

Apparently I am! :ouch: 

I obviously need to stop posting past 1AM in the morning... :ange: 
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a c 415 G Storage
March 25, 2010 9:51:06 PM

OK - back to square one.

Are they IDE drives? If so, check the Master/Slave settings on the drives. If it's the only drive on a cable, it should be set to MASTER. If there are two drives on the same cable, one should be set to MASTER and the other to SLAVE.
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