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Windows 7: CD rom problem.

24 Dec 2016   #1
TakeMeAsIAm

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CD rom problem.

So, bought a new SSD and got it mounted and the windows reinstalled on it. Before that, my CD rom was working fine. Now, I wanted to play a music CD and it won't play it, it won't show in my computer and it isn't even recognized by Media player. The CD rom's led is flashing and I think it might be a software problem, not a problem to the CD rom itself. I tried with multiple CD's, none worked. Can you help me?


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24 Dec 2016   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Since you installed a SSD and had to go inside the PC, check the data cable for the CD drive. Reseat (unplug then plug back in) the data cable, either IDE or SATA as applicable, at both ends - on the motherboard and at the drive. The cable could have been accidentally disconnected or partially disconnected.
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24 Dec 2016   #3
TakeMeAsIAm

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How could the cable disconnect if the CD rom is opening and closing when pressing the button? I mean, wouldn't it need power from the motherboard to do it?
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24 Dec 2016   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

There are two cables connected to the Drive. Power cable and data cable. The power cable is apparently connected since it will open and close.
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24 Dec 2016   #5
TakeMeAsIAm

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Ok, I will try it. If it's not that, what else could be?
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24 Dec 2016   #6
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

If cable reseating does not work, Is the drive shown in the Device Manager, either working OK or with an error code?
Please fill in the "My System Specs", it helps us to try and help you. Without it we are guessing (e.g. I don't know if you have SATA or PATA (IDE) interface). Another guess, if you have an Intel system, did you install the Intel Motherboard Chipset drivers? If the motherboard chipset drivers are not installed some devices (e.g. the CD ROM) will not be detected.
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24 Dec 2016   #7
TakeMeAsIAm

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So, I don't actually know what to look for in the Device Manager so here is an image. And no, I have an AMD PC.


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24 Dec 2016   #8
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Most AMD's have a chipset driver too.
The CD/DVD drive is not shown. Windows is not detecting it. Although the BIOS should not have been touched, Check to see if the BIOS is detecting it (and enabled). If the BIOS is not detecting it, Windows will not detect it.

But, first reseat the data cable.
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24 Dec 2016   #9
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

You can go through all stuff in this link https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/314060
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24 Dec 2016   #10
TakeMeAsIAm

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Before I reseat the cable, how do I check the BIOS thing?
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