fresh install ---blooming DVD drive not recognized AGAIN <SOLVED> now broken again.

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Thu Jan 19 04:29:56 UTC 2012

On 19/01/12 15:04, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 01/18/2012 07:08 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:

>> Awww, you give up too easily. What's happened to that Ric "Mohammad Ali"
>> Moore that we all got to love? :-)
> It's all part of my "Anger Management" scheme to back off, especially 
> if overt violence would serve no useful purpose (ie: useful anger is 
> getting worked up and red-faced to start a flooded lawnmower). 
> Otherwise I'd smack it with a ten-pound hammer, in John Henry fashion.

Aaah, forget all about that psykolologikal crap and let it rip! Does a 
man a power of good!

> I just tried my Maxtor 200 gig SATA drive on this crappo hardware pile 
> and the board refused to beep. SOB, I hope I didn't brick the damn 
> drive too when the MB gave out. Anyone know how to get a Maxtor 
> drive's little pc board replaced?? If I could tolerate alcohol, I'd 
> get smashed. Way too much PC-woes drama lately for my short fuse. :) Ric

I've had nothing no beeps from my wife's computer's mobo over the past 
days :-( , but I finally tamed the beast :-) .

There is no reason why plugging in just the drive should result in no 
beep - however, there are 2 things to think about (as I experienced same 
about 12 months ago): first is that, provided that the HD is functional, 
the PSU's 12-volt (at least one of them, that is) has failed/is failing 
and you need a new PSU; and second have you tried switching off the PSU 
(its on/off switch at the *back* of the computer), waiting for 20-odd 
seconds then switching it back on and then rebooting? I learnt this last 
trick with my wife's system where the mobo is failing as I mentioned to 
you and the only way I could get it to beep was to do what I just described.


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