Closed Dell Dimension 8300 CD/DVD ROM help Tags: Prebuilt CD-Rom CD Drives Systems Last response: January 25, 2012 10:32 PM in Systems Share tomjgum1 January 25, 2012 7:15:23 PM hi i have an old 8300 i was setting it up for my brother with windows it had no HDD so i installed a new one(sata)and the cd drive wont reconize(cd drives are ribbon cables) heres what happens: #1: bios screen appears and loads normal #2:*can hear CD drive spin up go really fast and then slow down and stop* #3:a thing appears saying: STRIKE F1 TO RETRY BOOT, F2 FOR SET UP UTILITY *Restarted same thing happens again again and again* i have tried both CD drives and none work i Goggled for help and some people were saying it was a problem between the setup/cables with the IED CD drive and the sata cables i didn't seem to have this problem before and the hard drive is brand new any ideas More about : dell dimension 8300 dvd rom biscuitasylum January 25, 2012 7:55:21 PM Have you went into the bios settings to see if the BIOS sees the hard drive? maybe the hard drive is too new for the bios. might have to update the bios. just a thought Score 0 Best solution tomjgum1 January 25, 2012 8:10:47 PM i just fixed it problem:the CD drives cable wasn't 80 pin only 40 which mean not csel compatible i set the normal CD to master and the DVD ROM to slave works great now i feel stupid lol Share Related resources Dell Dimension 8300 freezes need help - Forum Need help Video card upgrade for Dell Dimension 8300 - Forum Dell Dimension 8300 video card help - Forum Dell Dimension 8300 freeze-ups help - Forum Installed Windows Server 08 on Dell Dimension 8300 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Mousemonkey January 25, 2012 10:31:31 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Score 0 Mousemonkey January 25, 2012 10:32:09 PM Best answer selected by mousemonkey. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAdding solid state drive to dell dimension 8300 Forum SolvedCan a sata drive be added to a Dell Dimension 8300 computer Forum Solvedbest brand of memory for old dell dimension 8300 2 gb minimum Forum SolvedCan a sata drive be added to a Dell Dimension 8300 computer Forum Dell Dimension 8300 Floppy Diskette Seek Failure - How to fix? Forum SolvedCan I change boot order to CD/ROM on 1996 Dell Dimension? Forum SolvedUpgrade Dell Dimension 8300 PSU to 400w Forum SolvedDell Dimension 8300 Radeon 9800 video card failure? Forum SolvedSo I wake up this morning and this is what I see on computer, its a a Dell Dimension 4700: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 Forum Upgrade Dell Dimension 8300 with Mushkin Memory? Forum Club 3D Radeon HD 5450 PCI Edition in a Dell Dimension 8300? Forum DELL Dimension 8300; FCC ID Forum Dell Dimension 8300 Forum Graphics card for dell dimension 8300 Forum Dell Dimension 8300 RAM limit too low Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !