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Odd problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jono8, 7 Mar 2010.

  1. Jono8

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 May 2007

    Posts: 34,193

    Location: Surrey

    Both my optical drives will suddnely just dissapear from my computer and disconnecting and connecting them again does not help, i have to restart my computer.

    this has happened twice since upgrading to Windows 7 and both times they were detected at start up and worked fine but then suddenly dissapeared??

    any thoughts?
     
  2. BIGBC

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,668

    Location: Chester/Loughborough

    Are they SATA drives?
     
  3. Jono8

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 May 2007

    Posts: 34,193

    Location: Surrey

    nope, connected by IDE cables

    Hard drives are connected to SATA ports in AHCI mode.
     
  4. J.B

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2006

    Posts: 5,922

    When they disappear, can you check and see if they appear in device manager?
     
  5. BIGBC

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,668

    Location: Chester/Loughborough

    Hmm, thought they may be. I have seen an issue like this before. Tweaked about with some BIOS settings and it went away. Cant remember any better details than that sorry.