Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-13-2006, 10:40 PM   #1
Solid State Member
 
SportzStooge007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 8
Default DVD-RW isn't recognized by Windows

My HP came with a DVD-R drive and a CD-ROM drive. Today, I took out the DVD-R drive and replaced it with a DVD-RW drive.

I hooked the DVD-RW up the same way the DVD-R was.



But for some reason, Windows does not recognize the new drive, and now it won't even recognize my CD-ROM drive, which I didn't touch! I checked the connections and everything, and nothing is working!

I have the DVD-RW hooked up with the jumper set on 'Cable Select'.



I think perhaps the problem is that I'm still running on Windows SP1. But when I try to install SP2, it gives me an error message after installing saying 'Access Denied'. Plus, when I try to install other things, it tells me I need to be the system administrator to install them, even though I am. How do I fix these problems? Are they related?

Any help at all is appreciated.
__________________

SportzStooge007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 11:02 PM   #2
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: DVD-RW isn't recognized by Windows

Since you just bought your PC, do a system restore with the new DVD burner in there. Make sure everything is connected using Cable Select if that's what you set it as. Is the CD ROM using Cable Select too? I just don't understand why people would want to have 2 optical drives. You can do disk copy by using just one drive. I've done it plenty of times when duplicating CDs. Yes, I make lots of CD and DVD copies for other people.
__________________

__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 07:11 AM   #3
Golden Master
 
G35x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 5,474
Default Re: DVD-RW isn't recognized by Windows

I also have 2 drives, and to me its a tad bit better/faster then having to copy the file onto the hard drive, and then burn them again. Anyhow, try actualy changing the jumpers, dont use cable select, try the actual jumpers and see what happens.
__________________
Check out my car forum..
altimacoupes.com

what is up vanilla face
G35x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 08:58 AM   #4
Solid State Member
 
SportzStooge007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 8
Default Re: DVD-RW isn't recognized by Windows

Thanks for your help so far, guys.

But do you think it could be the fact that I'm running Windows with SP1 still? And what about that administrator problem?

I'll try changing the jumper settings in a few seconds, by the way.




EDIT:

I just restarted in Safe Mode in my administrators account and I am going to try to install SP2.
SportzStooge007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0