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Windows doesnt show converted DVD drive after connecting IDE SATA adaptor

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November 8, 2009 2:39:04 AM

Connected IDE/SATA adaptor to IDE DVD-RW in place of DVD CD Rom player which was "F" Drive. Now it shows nothing. Power works the drawer, but that's it. Device Mgr does not see this DVD-RW drive. Is a new HP p6120t Desktop.
November 10, 2009 6:08:46 AM

Clearly there's an issue between the data connector between the drive and your mobo. Suggest you try another adapter.
November 10, 2009 6:14:57 AM

r_manic said:
Clearly there's an issue between the data connector between the drive and your mobo. Suggest you try another adapter.

Agreed, those things are horrid. One way I used to get around this was to use a SATA expansion card that had an IDE port on it.
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