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Thread: CD rom drives & sound stopped working

  1. #11
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    Feb 2003
    Fincastle, IN, USA


    :o My bad.

    Anyway, go to your mobo manufacturers website and download the drivers from them and install em

  2. #12
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    Nov 2001


    you may need to install the mobo drivers from the mobo manufacturer's site and not the ones from VIA.

    This is particularly true with some of the ASUS models, I believe.
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    I agree the first thing to do is check both IDE channels. make sure the correct connectors are being used for hard disk and cd roms. red for h/d and pink for cdroms. make sure they are connected in right way up so that the connector fits into a small groove. make sure the blue side of the cable in connected to the mobo.
    another idea actually try to reset the cmos first. this will clear the real time clock - or system setup parameters. it should be powered by a jumper on mobo. if you aren't sure look it up in your mobo manual.
    i can only think of one more idea besides other peoples ideas and this is to make sure that the mobo is detecting the cdrom drives in the bios. i have ocme across a problem very similar to this. and it was in fact the cables weren't able to breath enough if they are bent too much, they can be fragile. the cables were faulty. If you have another set of cables for hard disk and cdrom try that out. i know this sounds a little stupid cos you have to bend the cabvles to a degree but try to keep them as straight as is ever possible. if your cdrom drivers show up as a question mark, check to see whether the drivers are enabled in system device properties. if this doesn't work, delete the cd rom devices in device manager. then when you are prompted th reboot this will force windows to search for the cdrom drivers if they are on your system at all. if not then you will have to download them from your cdrom manufacturers website. as for sound. open the sound in device manager if theier are any question marks. if not try to get windows to auto detect new hardware and it may find the correct type sound device on your mobo. then you can highlight it and run the mobo cd to reinstall the sound drivers. It might be that the sound drivers are disabled in the bios. i hope i have helped a little bit. let us know what happens dude. good luck :thumb:
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