New Build Windows XP not showing CD drive


Standard Member
Hi yah looking just need an answer to some thing quickley.

I have just installed a CD drive in my computer but i have a felling im missing a cable but im not sure.

Its an internal CD re writer, and connected are the IDE ribbon and the power.

should there be another connected to this? as i cant see any other cables that would go init. and will this affect ant any thing.

I just installed windows XP as well from CD so that worked but when I load up windows its not showing the drive in my computer.

so now I cant load any of the drivers on to the computer from CD or usb as there drivers are not there.


Active Member
have you set the jumper at the back of the drive to the correct position for one drive it should be set to "master"


Standard Member
it woant be showing the usb if the drivers for it have not been installed, if you have got a service pack installed then they should but if you just got xp with no updates it woant

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