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Pioneer DVD drive "not found" by BIOS

Hi Folks,

Please can anyone help with the following problem:

I have a DELL Dimension 9200 running WinXP (SP3)

The original DVD drive supplied by Dell, a TSST-H653A has gone faulty after many "power calibration" failures so I have replced it with a new Pioneer DVR-218L.

The problem is that when I boot up, the BIOS stops and says "Device on Port 2 not found". (Port 2 is the DVD drive).

Press F1 to continue, F2 to enter setup.

I go to the stup and all is OK. Port 2 is turned on.

When Windows loads it recognises the Drive and can read and write to it OK.

It looks as if the Bios only recognises the original drive.

How can I fix this please?

Regards,

 

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osprey4
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Re: Pioneer DVD drive "not found" by BIOS

Hi Ford_Prefect2,

According to your manual, "Connect hard drives to the connectors labeled "SATA0" and "SATA1", starting with SATA0. Connect CD/DVD drives to the connectors labeled "SATA4" and "SATA5", starting with SATA4."

So try connecting the new drive to port 4.

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Hi Osprey,

Many thanks for your quick response.

I have moved the DVD drive to port 4 and set the BIOS accordingly and all is now OK.

I assumed it would be OK on port 2 as that was where the original TSST drive was placed by DELL.

I wasn't adding an extra drive, just swapping out a failed one.

Thanks again.

Doug.

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osprey4
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Re: Pioneer DVD drive "not found" by BIOS

Good to hear. I'm not sure why the old drive was in port 2. But, hey, they're Dell!

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