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dc157_1 Hard Drive Support 8 05-24-2007 07:20 PM putting windows on and boot from an external hard drive I would like to put windows xp preferably or windows 2000 because thats I looked under device manager, and XP still recognises that i have it, but it says.. "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. I recently got an 80Gb WD HDD drive (bearing in the mind the 128Gb rule) and added that in. Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. http://revolutionpc.net/dvd-drive/dvd-drive-recognizing-there-s-a-dvd-in-the-drive-but-won-t-play-through-my-computer.html

permalinkembedsave[–]Lucid_Enemy[S] 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago(1 child)yea I have tried a Hard Drive in there and it worked... Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. Reply With Quote 16th July 2007,07:16 AM #8 harryb2448 Join Date Jun 2004 Location Nambucca Heads NSW Posts 891 I also use a Gigabit Ethernet and the correct procedure is to So I swapped the 80Gb where the DVD drive is and hey presto the machine boots - but can't see the 2 40s.

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I lost the jumpers so he is supplying them to tomorrow. Beyond3D is proudly published by GPU Tools Ltd. Windows still gets easily confused about this kind of thing. #2 Bouncing Zabaglione Bros., Apr 26, 2005 digitalwanderer Dangerously Mirthful Legend Joined: Feb 19, 2002 Messages: 15,990 Location: Winfield, IN On both the hard drive and DVD?

Join our site today to ask your question. Both hard drives were working this morning. So, instead of turning off your ad blocker, please subscribe or donate. I just bought a new Maxtor 200GB SATA 2 Hard drive and I want to use it for storage and keep my operating system on the 80GB.

The other thing that is weird is when I burn a DVD and put it into my living room DVD player, it says bad disc - but it only recently started The time now is 02:06 PM. None of the drives are jumpered either... Unusual jumper settings seem to apply with/to, usually, older drives in specific circumstances such as master/sole drive, master with slave present or size issues as used in your example etc. @

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After solving your problem, please mark it as solved by clicking 'flair' and confirming the 'solved' tag. this contact form btw the combo drive shows up on my system as 2 drives for some reason.. Join the discussion now! Blog spam, link spam, referral spam, joke responses, memes, novelty accounts, trolling, unethical behavior, and personal insults will not be tolerated.

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  • I then restarted the computer to find that Windows was now neither recognizing the DVD drive or the harddrive.

No [Meta] posts about jobs on tech support, only about the subreddit itself. This combo drive will not BURN DVD's. Does it work? http://revolutionpc.net/dvd-drive/dvd-drive-reverts-back-to-cd-drive.html not quite sure where to go with this as is wont update the firmware if it cant read the drive..

Whatever the jumper settings used they will still be master, slave or cable select (sometimes with conditions as you correctly point out). johnbrownsdream Hard Drive Support 2 07-27-2006 04:15 PM DVD Drive stopped working Hey, sorry if this is in the wrong section but I didn't see anything more specific to DVD drive Beyond3D Forum Forums PC > PC Hardware, Software and Displays > Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For

No working CD-ROM or USB ports.

Someone please help.6 How to change the default "New Icon" location on desktop?5 · 4 comments Slow torrent uploads with gigabit upload, ports forwarded, single seeder and leecher. [x-posting to /r/torrents]· 2 comments How to remove Pretty sure I set the main boot drive as master and the other two as slave. anyway, I have a combo DVD/CD RW drive.. I went into My Computer on my 64 Bit XP, to see why the disc I just inserted hadnt popped up with its autoplay, and the DVD icon wasnt there!

Smartychris Win 98 & ME Support 23 06-27-2007 08:41 PM New Hard drive install As of now my Operating system is loaded on a Maxtor 80GB SATA2 Hard drive. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic any guesses to what might be causing this? Check This Out Everything was working out fine until last week.

After this the drive worked fine for a few days, until today! No soliciting of any kind. Hi all... Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

Loading... Any suggestions? 2 answers Last reply May 30, 2008 More about harddrive weirdness working shadowduckMay 30, 2008, 10:58 AM What are your jumper settings like? If I unplug the harddrive from the computer, then the DVD rom reappears on a reboot, but no configurations can seem to bring the drive back to life. Nothing shows up on the display, but the fans are spinning.

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