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Thread: Lost CD drive after video upgrade




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    i just changed video cards from evga tnt2 - to a ati 9000pro some where i lost my CD drives how do i get them back both E & F are gone IM running XP sp1 Thanks

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    try re-installing the secondary IDE channel
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Go to the Device Manager and uninstall the IDE channel that they're on (they should be on the secondary channel) then reboot.

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    I went to device manger and unistlled both primery and secondary drivers and let windows reinstall still nothing mybe i did it wrong

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    Check the IDE cable then as ya may have pulled on it and unseated its connection.

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    give me a min to shut down and get in puter

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    thank you that worked should have none i messed up something when you use 10 thumbs to fix something with, now to see if i can get two monitors to work any advise

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    Go into the display properties and there should be a 2nd monitor shown there, click on it and tick the box that says "extend desktop to this monitor".

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