My CD-ROM won't read any discs I insert, it is powered on but the access light does not blink. This problem has arisen after I replaced my mobo and processor without reformatting my HDD. Can anyone suggest a possible solution? Thanks
excuse my noobness but how do i check if it is detected in the bios?
im pretty sure the cable are in correctly
no matter what kind of cd it is nothing happens it won't even show up in my computer
the lens is still there
When it fires up go in to the bios and disable quick boot. F1o and save changes. When it reboots pay close attention and see if it detects the rom drive. If it goes to quick you can stop the screen by pressing the pause button on your keyboard. If it is not listed and you already tried a diffrent molex plug an ide or sata ribbon chances are that it is bad. And I can tell you to not even bother trying to fix it they are so cheap you are better of ordering a new one instead of googling ways to repair it. Good luck
Boot looks like this: http://www.bahj.com/wisp/instructions/screenshots/booti...
Ignore the circled f11 thing... you should see your drive listed in the ide section. If its not listed there then the mobo doesn't see it and therefor windows never will. I only show the IDE because I dont think there are any sata cd rom drives.
If its not listed there, then we may have to "Turn on" the ide interface which varies depending on your motherboard.