IDE DVD drive problems

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by M4niAc, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. M4niAc

    M4niAc New Member

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    I have two disk drives. One that uses SATA and an old IDE drive. I was only able to install Windows 7 via the SATA drive and had to disconect the IDE drive to even install.

    After installing; I hook my IDE drive back up. Windows will detect it, but the drive is unusable right now.

    Does anyone have any solutions?
     
  2. busydog

    busydog New Member

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    If it is detected in Disk Management, I'd try formatting (or re-formatting) if you can't assign a drive letter and use it.
     
  3. M4niAc

    M4niAc New Member

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    They are DVD drives. not HDDs...
     
  4. lokie

    lokie New Member

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    Windows 7 does not seem to like ide drives. When i installed it with my ide drive it worked but took forever to install, And after it was installed it took forever to boot. How i solved the problem was to put an ide to sata convertor on the hardrive and it now boot's right up. Go figure. i don't know if anyone else has tried that but it worked for me. By the way it was on a dfi lanparty DK pk35 series board but i assume that it would be the same for any other board that you tried it with. Try that and see what happens and good luck.:)
     

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