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My computer has been up and running for about 5 months. I have a cdrw, dvd player and the standard 3 1/2 floppy. About a month ago, the computer stopped reading the cdrw and dvd drives. I wasted money taking it to a computer shop. He said both drives were bad. I got the machine running again but it will not recognize both drives. I have to disconnect one and use it by itself. And now it does not recognize the 3 1/2 floppy. I have checked the pin settings over and over and tried the cable select as well as the master/slave settings. It worked fine after I originally set the computer up for about 3 months. Is there something I'm missing?

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Are the drives listed in Device Manager, and if so, are they reported to be working properly?

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Neither is listed as being recognized by computer when both are installed. When one is installed it does see that one. Even with neither installed the A: drive is not recognized

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Let's go a level deeper- are any/all of the devices correctly detected in the BIOS's setup?
Reboot your computer, get into the BIOS setup utility, and have look around in there. Let us know what info/settings you find regarding your IDE devices and the floppy.

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