in my bios, the hd is recognized but it says optical disk: none.
i just installed a new hd and set my bios to load cd rom first and then hd, so i could install windows on it. but it skips the cd and goes straight to hd, which doesnt have windows on it so obviously i get a message that "no os found". to test if cd was faulty or if hd was, i took out the hd and booted up again, with cd still set to load first. yup - it goes straight to the (non-existent) hd, giving me the same "no os" message. meaning, it bypassed totally the load-from-cd-first.
what can i do to fix this? i dont think the problem is the cd itself, bc i only used a billion times to reinstall windows again and again on my previous faulty drive. it must be the cd-drive at fault bc like i said, bios won't recognize it.
also, i did drop my laptop recently and i notice that the cd drive juts out about half a centimeter. like i can push it back into place, and pull it out a little more. but the thing is, when i turn on comp i do hear a whirring, click sound from the cd, like it is working. and i can open and close it, no problem. just not recognized by laptop.
how do i get cd drive to be recognized in the bios settings? thanks!