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My cd drive wasn't working ... i got a mad dog multimedia cd drive, installed it and now my computer won't acknowledge that it is there or the the dvd drive that originally came with the computer. I have a Dell.


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Is it on the same cable as your hdd? If so make sure the jumpers on the back of the DVD drive are set to slave. Whilst unplugged uninstall any DVD drivers from Device Manager. Restart windows without the drive attached. Shut the pc down and reattach the drive and boot into windows then install any drivers needed.
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