0
votes
1answer
55 views

How can I get my SATA DVDs working again?

My hard drive crashed (WinXPpro), so I took a C drive from a broken PC. The new C drive is Win7pro. Motherboard is MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum, with 4 hard drives installed on SATA 1-4 (nForce4 Ultra); ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Identify if optical drive in my laptop is SATA or PATA in Windows 7

I never thought this will be soo difficult but without opening up my laptop how do I identify if the dvd drive in my laptop is SATA or not. And incase its SATA then is it SATA - II? I am ok with ...
0
votes
1answer
252 views

CD Drive not discovered

I have a self built computer. it uses a P6T Deluxe motherboard, which has both SATA and IDE ports. This was built several years ago, and had an IDE CD/DVD drive. This drive started going bad (would ...
0
votes
1answer
732 views

SATA dvd writter for IDE only motherbord

I have recently purchased LG SATA DVD writer but when I have opened my desktop to connect to my motherboard I did not found any SATA port. I think my machine is old so does not have support for SATA ...
0
votes
1answer
215 views

SATA DVD drive doesn't work

I built a computer about 3 years ago and seldom needed the dvd drive to work but when I did it was a pain to get it running. I have a SATA HDD and a SATA dvd drive which seemed to me to be part of ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Can I replace a Lenovo Thinkpad's DVD drive with a SATA hard drive?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510. Currently I have a SSD 125GB hard drive in it, but that is too small for me. Is it possible to replace my DVD drive with another SATA Hard Drive?
1
vote
1answer
377 views

DVD drive not recognized

I'm in the midst of building a computer (first time builder) I got everything plugged in, and hit the power button. After the excitement of the first boot coming up on my screen, I was looking ...