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Hello. Just recently I got my motherboard replaced. Now when I start up it is not detecting my CD-ROM drive. It did this when i furst put my rig together and I had to re-install windows. Do I have to do this again (I really woudn't like to). Or is there a way to do it with out reformatting?

Operating System is Windows XP, I upgraded from Windows 98 SE.

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After replacing the motherboard, you had no trouble booting into XP????

If so, congrats, that is a first. Hate to ask it, but since you were inside the computer, is the cdrom plugged in ;)
 

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Might be worth a double check of jumpers and cables. Just a reiminder here:


Make sure you have the master and slave jumpers setup correctly on your hard drives. The jumper schematic is usually displayed on the top of the drive.

DO NOT mix the master and slave settings. For Example, do not mix Master and Cable Select on the same ribbon cable. If one is Master the other must be slave. If one is Cable Select, the other should also be Cable Select. (Please note that the majority of hard drives are factory default as Cable Select)

One needs also to make sure the drive is placed correctly on the ribbon cable as shown below:

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H ==Ribbon Cable=== Slave ===Master (end of cable)
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O == Ribbon Cable==Cable Select==Cable Select (end of cable)
A ..............................( as Slave)……. ( as Master)
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Oh, also remember that the floppy cable red mark is put on opposite as the regular hard drivers. Otherwise, the red mark faces away from you as you work in the case.
 

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AcaCandy''s right. Thats the first place to start; check that the CD-ROM has its power and data connected and that the data cable is conencted to the motherboard. Also make sure that the red strip on the IDE cable is going to pin 1 on the motherbaoprd and next to the power connector on the drive itself. Also see if its set on Master(preferred) or Cable Select(doesn't always work right). Next check the BIOS to make sure the Secondary IDE is enabled and that is set to AUTO or CD-ROM - usually theres an AUTODETECT option to detect your drives. Finally in Windows check Device Manager to see if it appears there.
 

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Okay on the master/slave thing. I have a S-ATA HD that is showing up fine. I have ASUS cables connecting the CD-ROM to the Mobo. I have three colors of plugs on these cables, grey, black, and blue. On mobo (asus p4p800 deluxe) I have 2 possible spots that that can go in, one is blue, and one is black. So with my cables like this, and my motherboard set up like that, what color of 40 pin ( i think) connecter should be connected to my CD-ROM, and what should me connected to my mobo.

Here is my problem if it's not a question of just getting the cables right. Last time I needed to re-install window98 SE because there was no way to get the CD Driver installed, without using the CD that came with the Drive. And since it was not detecting my CD-ROM drive, i had no way of installing it.

Anyways, thanks for the help in-so-far.
 

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Make sure the CD-ROM is connected to the regular Primary or Secondary IDE port on the motherboard. Your board also has two RAID IDE controllers, do not use these. Check your motherboard manual to see which ports are which.
 

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Okay the CD-ROM is connected to the motherboard in the IDE (not RAID port, checked the manual) port. I'm going to restard, plug them back in, and see if it does anything.
 

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did you go into your cmos and make sure that it is reading your cdrom correctly it might be turned off on the ide channel you are using if it is a newer cdrom I believe win xp will just use a standard atapi driver for it which I think is load with winxp catalog.
 

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Still nothing, everything in the BIOS is set to auto detect. I didn't really understand the last post. is there a way to get the Driver without the Windows CD?

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Drivers such as those for CD-ROMS are installed with XP, you do not need the CD for this. You can and should go to the ASUS website and download the Intel Chipset INF and Intel Application Accelerator and install those. These are required for proper operastion of the motherboard and devices.
 

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Howdy folks...

FYI...

DDC...

I have ASUS cables connecting the CD-ROM to the Mobo. I have three colors of plugs on these cables, grey, black, and blue.
The way these colors are connected are also important ( although may not be the problem)...

Blue: The blue connector attaches to the host (motherboard or controller).

Gray: The gray connector is in the middle of the cable, and goes to any slave (device 1) drive if present on the channel.

Black: The black connector is at the opposite end from the host connector and goes to the master drive (device 0), or a single drive if only one is used.

Heres some reading on why these need to be connected this way...

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/ide/confCable80-c.html
 

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Well I've decided to just reformat and install Windows 98, that always recognized the CD-ROM right off. Then upgrade to XP (because thats all i have, don't have the full install).

It did this exact same thing, like i said, when i first installed Windows 98 a few months back, what it took was to reformat and install.

One more thing though, could it be there is something wrong with the CD-ROM Drive? Because right now it wont open. Shoudn't it still open even though nothing is recognizing it?


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One more thing though, could it be there is something wrong with the CD-ROM Drive? Because right now it wont open. Shoudn't it still open even though nothing is recognizing it?
If it has power it should open, try power down, unplug the ribbon cable leave the power, and see if it will open...

Did you check to make sure that the cable connectors was connected correctly ?

Blue: The blue connector attaches to the host (motherboard or controller).

Gray: The gray connector is in the middle of the cable, and goes to any slave (device 1) drive if present on the channel.

Black: The black connector is at the opposite end from the host connector and goes to the master drive (device 0), or a single drive if only one is used.
 

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Checked that, it's right. I have the black end connected to the drive, and the blue end connected to the Mobo. Could it be that the CD-ROM is jammed? I mean the light is on when i turn the PC on, but when i press the button to open, nothing happens.

If it is jammed, how to get it so i can open the cd-rom drive and see what is causing the trouble?
 

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Should be a little hole ( not the headphone jack ) in front of the drive, take a paper clip, straiten it out, and push it in the hole untill the bay door releases...
 

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Well there was a CD jammed in the Drive, but that still didn't make it recognize my CD-ROM drive. But at least now if i choose to reformat (likely now, replacing my mobo has created other problems as well), I can actually open the drive to but the Windoes 98 SE disc in.

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Okay discovered an odd....problem. While my CD-ROM is plugged into the mobo, it wont open at all, but when it isn't, it opens just fine, thoughts?
 
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