the trouble with cd roms
Posted on 2001-08-04
I got a REALLY big problem. My CD rom shows up in bios, but when i go to windows, its not in explorer, or my computer. I have checked all the settings, and I know everything is alright INSIDE the computer (the jumper is on the right setting, the ide cords in place, theres power, etc.) but somehow, windows doesn't seem to get it.
Here are the details: When I go to system properties and device manager, I can see it, well...a little bit. My hard drive is the primary ide controller, and cd rom is secondary ide controller.Device manager shows secondary and primary ide controllers, but they have exclamation points next to them, and they are dual fifo working under an intel pci bus master ide controller. Im not sure if the ARE working under a master controler, but that is what it says.
Another thing: when i click on the "!" next to the drives, it comes up with a message saying:
"device not present, not working, or working under wrong drivers".
Well, the device is there, so I figured to update the drivers, but the best drivers were already instaled. drivers.
Then, i attempt to disconnect the cdrom, and reboot, then reboot again and reconnect it and reboot again, thinking that it would pick up the cdrom the second time around. Well.....it didn't. I even removed the cdrom from the device maganer and then tried it again, but that was no good.
WHAT CAN I POSSIBLY ACCOMPLISH WITH NO CDROM DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!
Basically, my question is: how can i get my puny little Panisonic cr-585b cdrom to work!
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