Installed new hard drive and lost cd and dvd drives
10/02/2019 6:33
I cloned my hard drive with Acronis True Image 11. After I rebooted I no longer have my cd or dvd drive listed in my bios or device manager.

I have connected other working devices to my secondary IDE port and they are not recognized with new cables.

Device manager manager shows secondary Ide working fine.

I also had a floppy drive show up under my computer but I don't have one.

Windows xp home SP3

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10/02/2019 6:33 - The old drive was 80GB, the new 320GB.

I tried reconnecting the old hard drive with a new cable and the cd and dvd drives were not there.

Everything worked fine before.

I connected the old hard drive with an external usb housing and it works fine.

If I can get my cd rom to work I'm going to do a clean install.


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10/02/2019 6:33 - I tried a new cable on the cd and dvd drives.My cd and dvd spin the disks and the tray opens/closes but nothing happens .


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10/02/2019 6:33 - I assume you cloned your older hard drive to a newer/larger drive. If you still have the original hard drive then temporarily disconnect the new drive and reattach the old drive, are your CD/dvd drives now recognized? JS fred flintstone <fredflintstone@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B9606678-E708-4DEB-8E16-65A6747ECBB0@microsoft.com...


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10/02/2019 6:33 - On Thu, 10 Jul 2008 20:44:01 -0700, fred flintstone As we are talking of new cables, I suppose you are aware that there are ordinarycables and there are the newer ones which are for 'cable select' - now if thedisk and the DVD/CD drives are not set to cable select, you are not likely toget a good result. Take out the non working disk and look at the label. It willinstruct you how to set it for cable select and your trouble will be gone B|rge in sunny Perth, Australia

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10/02/2019 6:33 - If the drives are not listed in your BIOS then I don't think a 'Clean Install' will solve your issue.

Also although you used a new cable for the hard drive what about the cable for the CD and DVD drives?Did you check to see if it's partially dislodged, try removing and reinserting the CD cable to the motherboard and each of the two optical drives (CD and DVD), making sure it's fully inserted at both ends.

If still no joy, then change the cable for the CD/DVD drives.

However if you want to try do it with the new drive as that old drive with Windows just may come in handy if all else fails to solve your problem.

JS fred flintstone <fredflintstone@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CAE384E1-82F6-4441-916D-A0AD5AC98F86@microsoft.com...


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