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Blu-ray drive not displaying in BIOS

Q: Blu-ray drive not displaying in BIOS

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A: Blu-ray drive not displaying in BIOS

It would have been better to have left your question and then posted the solution that you found. That way others might benefit from your experience.
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check your bios see if it is enabled. If it isn't enable it. you can check your bios when you start up your system, it should say "press F8 to enter setup" or another function command.
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by not displaying do you mean not in your "My computer" or "unable to play video"
also is it IDE or sata and please provide system specs here to help
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The way you are using this drive is not recommended best practice.

The recommended method for USB devices is to disconnect the device BEFORE shutting down or starting up. You do this by clicking on the USB Icon in the SysTray (bottom right of screen). A message will be displayed saying that it is safe to remove the device. Disconnect the device and shutdown. On restarting FIRST start the computer and when the startup procedure has completed then connect the USB device.

You may find this inconvenient but this is the recommended way to work with all USB devices.

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A:Explorer not displaying optical drive letters in nav pane

Hello desertdad,

Double check to see if you have set to show empty drives to see if that may be what this is.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums
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Reboot the PC and see if they -rehide themselves..

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A:Can't install 7os. DVD drive wont work,bios doesnt support usb drive.

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I have resolved the problem.

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A:No cd drive in BIOS

It could be a virus (well, anything can be with Windows)
but i do seem to remember a virus that did something like that on my dads windows machine.
Especially losing restore points due to "lack of memory", that shouldent happen.
I would bet on it being a virus or something similar or at a pinch it could be a hardware problem because there is no way its just Windows doing that by accident.
A good tip for the future is also : dont use internet explorer.
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A:BIOS Not seeing a cd drive

is the dvd drive a slave? if it is, then change it to a master. or just disconnect the cd drive and hook up only the dvd drive to the mobo. one more question to ask ya. is it hooked up via pata with 2 pata outputs or are they are seperate sata?
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Fiziks said:

in my bios the boot priorities list...

not in this order...

I was wondering if I were to try to boot a linux LIVE distro from USB device on this system ,would it not support it, or is the "network" entry for usb devices...?Click to expand...

Network means real IPX or Ethernet, not USB. If the bios doesn't show USB,
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What jumper settings are the IDE drives set to?
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The drive may have failed . . You can run diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading the diagnostic tool for the hard drive brand and making a bootable disc.

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A:BIOS and hard drive

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What type of CD drive is it? Is it a IDE (PATA) or a SATA?
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Could we get some more information?

What is the model # of the HP PC? Is it a desktop?
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When you say that you have tried programs to back up, what are you trying to back up?
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A:hard drive not seen in bios

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

That hard drive is never going to work in your old pc. This is because it has all the mobo drivers on it from your current pc, which won`t work with the old mobo.

The only way it might work, is if you formatted the drive, but I doubt you really want to do that.

Just buy a new drive for the old machine.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:set the BIOS to have the CD or DVD drive listed first

Quote: Originally Posted by oldbat

I made a repair disc from my hubby's computer (we have same computers). I tried option 1 here:

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Reboot or boot the computer and during the startup process press the "F2" key to enter the BIOS. You can download the User's Manual from;

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Try updating to the latest firmware from HERE.

See if that helps.

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A:Can't See Hard drive in BIOS

I have not had real good luck with those converters.

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Try a different drive. It may be defective.

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A:DVD/CD drive not detected in Bios

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A:Cd drive not being picked up in bios

whenyou sayit wont pick up a cd drive do yo mean you have tried other CD drives to see if his cd drive is damaged? a power surge can damage alot fo components on a motherboard I would say he was lucky that the whole board isnt toast. even if they didnt all act like they were damaged to begin with the power surge probably stressed them enoough that it is going to start failing.
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A:BIOS Hard Drive

From the size of it I would say it is the Manufacturer's Recovery partition. Can you post a screenshot of folder contents? Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
Also this Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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A:Drive shows in BIOS not in win8 until...

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A:Bios says cd/dvd drive is disabled - how do I enable?

Try installing another optical drive and see if it is detected properly
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A:No cd/dvd drive in BIOS after upgrade 32XP to 64 Seven

Try this (1):
Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media
The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to Windows Vista

Try this(2):
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2) Physically disconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
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4) Shut down PC.
5) Physically reconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
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A:BIOS not detecting Hard Drive

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A:Any one know about bios updating w/FLASH drive please help me

Most BIOS updates come with intructions on how to flash. Please see read the doucmentation.

Also please be aware that posting in all bold capital letters is considered shouting. There's no need to shout here.

And it might help to tell us which Intel board you have.

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A:CD-drive won't read after BIOS update

1) Have you tried more than 1 CD just to make sure that there isn't a new problem with that particular disk?

2) Reset the bios back to defaults by either pulling the battery for a few minutes or by choosing the defaults option in the BIOS

2) Check the drive manufacturer for a firmware update.

3) Just out of curiousity, what problem were you trying to solve by doing the BIOS update? I am a vocal member of the "don't update the BIOS without a specific reason" camp.

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A:sata drive recognition on bios

Ok, you will not see a sata drive connected to a controller card in the system bios. You WILL see the sata drive in the card bios.
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A:bios not rcognising my hard drive

more info

just an update to give you a bit more information to work with the cpu is a pentium 2 mmx 350mhz 128mb ram i think the motherboard is a jetway and the hard drive is 4.11gb i have tried putting my spare 20 gb hard drive in which it recognises but will still only read it as being 4.11gb any ideas ? i think the bios are award v7.xban if that helps
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A:SATA drive not showing in BIOS

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A:No Place For Hard Drive In BIOS

In most cases, you're very right. But Compaq's are always different and usually a headache. The one i'm picturing had drop down menus - kind of like in windows and the harddrive was under one of the last menus - something like devices then ide devices. Take a look around but be warned it may not be there. can you press Tab or ESC while you have the compaq logo on the screen? It may show you the POST. If not use FDISK to see if it shows a drive.

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A:Hard Drive recognition/Bios

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Any help would be great, can provide any more ifo if needed.

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A:XC-600 hard drive not found by BIOS

Probably you deleted the EFI partition (if your BIOS is set to UEFI) or MBR partition (if your BIOS is set to Legacy/Launch CSM). when you installed windows 10 on the SSD, it read the EFI partition on the 1TB HDD and now that partition is gone. try to run startup repair under advanced options with the windows 10 installation media.