Re: Disappearing drives
- From: "S.Lewis" <stew1960@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 18:36:48 -0500
<RnR> wrote in message news:u86a33lg0edo52cu0kne2med73l8sdt7uc@xxxxxxxxxx
On Sun, 29 Apr 2007 20:10:13 +0100, "Andrew Bellamy"
I just formatted my Dimension 4200 hard drive and now it won't recognize
dvd and cd writer.
i used a boot disk and formatted the drive. It loads the driver but says
Occasionally it finds 1 or both dvd/cd drives and it begin to loads win
then partway through
the drives disappears and the installation fails. I have just managed to
win 98 loaded before
the drives disappeared so have win 98 installed but no dvd/cd drives
What if anything can i do to make it recognize the drives.
Assuming you didn't change any wiring, check the bios to see if it's
listed or if not, fix that. Next see if its listed in the device
manager and is the drivers associated with it, installed okay. If
not, re-install the drivers.
Wow. Memory lane....
Win98 should load the drivers for the secondary IDE controller
automatically. Device manager is a good idea.
Have you opened the chassis during any of this? That hinged case may have
pulled the IDE2 data cable out of the controller connect on the system board
if you have......
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