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Old Aug 25, 2002, 09:04 PM
agent1966 agent1966 is offline
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Dover, DE
Posts: 3
Exclamation Case of the Disapearing CD rom drive [IBM; Aptiva; win95b]

Well I'm trying to help our a friend. He stated that his CD rom drive didn't work anymore. I figured, the drive just hit the bricks and that we'd swap out the the drive and that'd be it. You know what?!!.........anh ah.

The OS just doesn't not recognize a cd rom drive. I've looked into the bios settings to ensure that the secondary IDE controller was enable. It was, although it dodn't recognize the CD rom drive as being what it was attached to.

I'm starting to believe that the controller may be out. This is a pretty old PC. It's a 266MHZ machine. An IBM Aptiva.

Anyone have any ideas?! I'm propabably leaving a few things out here, since I'm in a hurry, but I wanted to get this question up ASAP, to see if any of you had some good ideas as to what could be causing this.

Thanks in advance?!