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    Hopefully this will be easy for someone.
    I have assembled a computer and all works AOK but although the DVD drive is recognised by the BIOS it is not available in Windows.
    All help appreciated.

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    which win os is it? check to confirm the device manager is unable to recognize the disk (it will have a "?" next to it). if so you will need to install the dvd drivers preferably most current ones of course.
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    At the moment it is Win 98 but only because the HDD had this on before the computer was assembled. There is no CD or DVD recognised in device manager. Doesnt windows already include the drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacho
    Doesnt windows already include the drivers?
    I might be wrong, but if the cd/dvd drives are newer than 1998, then you'll probably need to download the drivers.

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    This HDD already had these CD & DVD drives installed & working on W98 before the rebuild of the system.

    The only change is a new Motherboard & CPU.

    I m new to this but if the BIOS see the drive why doesnt windows?

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    It's definitely the drivers. Remember, DVD drives weren't too plentiful 8 years ago (when Windows 98 was released).

    Do you know the manufacturer of the drive? If so, go to their web site and download the drivers for '98.
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