dvd drive troubles

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#1 Posted by hansmacher (900 posts) -

Ok, had to install windows using usb because I couldnt get two different dvd drives read windows boot cds.. tried xp and 7.

Anyway, I can see both dvd drives in bios and in windows..... one is connected sata cable the other is using the old grey ribbon and is set as primary 1. I also tried switching sata ports with the harddrive. When in windows it says to insert disk when i double click on either dvd drive. Any ideas? one of the dvd drives was working fine in a different pc.

#2 Posted by hansmacher (900 posts) -

@hansmacher: yeah im baffled also

#3 Posted by FelipeInside (25963 posts) -

@hansmacher said:

@hansmacher: yeah im baffled also

Did you just quote and answer yourself? How weird.

As for the issue, why do you have the grey ribbon drive in there? Just use the single SATA one.

#4 Edited by Cyberdot (3539 posts) -

Have you tried discs other than Windows boot disc?

There's no need for 2 DVD drives in there, remove the oldest one. Use SATA.

If one of the drives works in a different PC, it should work in yours.

#5 Edited by Arthas045 (5398 posts) -

When you moved the one that works did you use the same SATA cable or a different one?

#6 Posted by hansmacher (900 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@hansmacher said:

@hansmacher: yeah im baffled also

Did you just quote and answer yourself? How weird.

As for the issue, why do you have the grey ribbon drive in there? Just use the single SATA one.

I was basically just trying to bump the thread

I put the grey ribbon one in because the sata wasn't working... I didn't start with two.

#7 Edited by hansmacher (900 posts) -

@@Cyberdot: yeah, I have tried several cds and dvds now...

I have tried two different sata cables