View Full Version : PC wont recognize DVD and CD drives?

12-02-07, 04:40 PM
I got a wee bit of a problem. Starting today, my computer wont recognize my CD and DVD drives. When I turn the computer on, the discs spin up, but once inside windows, there is no way to access them. The other thing is, my ASUS motherboard takes about a minute to get past the BIOS screen, when it usually takes about 5 seconds.

Could the motherboard be going out? Power supply?

Anybody got any suggestions?

12-02-07, 08:04 PM
If you haven't already, open it up and make the sure connections are tight, try a different cable, change the way the drives are plugged in... it'd be worth it to try different PSU lines too.

Check your CMOS settings and time too. If your battery crapped out and you lost your settings, it could have cleared out your CDROM detection settings.

Anything that'd cause the computer to have to look for your drives (especially if there is a problem) will make it take longer to get past the BIOS screen.