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Windows 7: Installing SATA DVD/RW with Asus Rampage 2 gene

19 Dec 2012   #11
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Thanks to all those that have helped by none of you were correct :P

After finding out that it showed in the Bios and sometimes in My Computer, I started to wonder if there was a loose cable/ dust in the system.

I took my computer apart and there wasn't much dust (cleaned out every other month). I progressed to find the 'Sata' cable. I took it out (expecting a broken wire or something) and I was surprised to see that I installed a DMI cable instead (Desktop Management Interface).

Its clear that some information was getting transferred between the hardware and PC but not all of it. I now have bought a REAL SATA cable and works a treat now.


The DMI cable on the left. At a glance it looks exactly the same as a Sata cable


The DMI cable is on the left. You can see that the pin structure is completely different from the SATA cable. Although there is the same amount of pins, I will assume that they weren't quite the right size to carry the information on the spacing was slightly different to the SATA one.

Lesson to be learnt.. Carefully check your cables if installing new hardware.


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19 Dec 2012   #12
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyboy2005 View Post
Thanks to all those that have helped by none of you were correct :P
Hey come on i was nearly right lol

Still amazes me how many issues we come across that turn out to be such a simple fix

Glad to hear you got it sorted mate
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20 Dec 2012   #13
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyboy2005 View Post
Thanks to all those that have helped by none of you were correct :P
Hey come on i was nearly right lol

Still amazes me how many issues we come across that turn out to be such a simple fix

Glad to hear you got it sorted mate
Not quite there

I recorded a CD from WMP last night and it was completed within 5 minutes. I went to play this in my cars stereo and only to find its 1 long track but without any music on it.

I have had 2 thoughts.

1) CD player in the car doesn't accept CD-R
2) WMP isn't recording properly, I'll need to use another program, can anyone suggest one?

Cheers
Dan
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20 Dec 2012   #14
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Try burn aware free it will burn cd audio, mp3, disc images etc and its free obviously
http://www.burnaware.com/burnaware_free.html
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20 Dec 2012   #15
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another good burning app (go for the version without OpenCandy),

CDBurnerXP: Downloads
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22 Dec 2012   #16
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Try burn aware free it will burn cd audio, mp3, disc images etc and its free obviously
BurnAware Free - Free Burning Software for Windows
I used this and it works wonderfully. I don't suppose you know of any CD Shrinker's (and DVD Shrinker's)?

DvdShrink doesn't seem to work on my system and makes the system freeze.

Thanks
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22 Dec 2012   #17
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

There's a list of some here, don't personally use one so can't give any recommendations
DVD ripper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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