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08-11-2008 09:12 PM
I've read about this issue before but have never dealt with it myself. What I can tell you for a fact now that you've tested the unit with another drive is that you have a motherboard problem. There is no known fix (at least not to me) for this issue.
A fellow TPF forum member had reported this problem a couple of years ago on a R32, and went through several different drives until he found one that was recognized in BIOS. He had parts and time to spare, which is a predicament that most people don't have, and there's no guarantee that you'll eventually find the drive...
Depending on your needs, you may want to get a USB media drive, or get rid of the R32 altogether and purchase a newer machine.
Good luck and let us know.
08-11-2008 10:31 PM
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08-30-2008 09:27 AM
I had a similar problem with an R40 recently running WinXP.
I found upgrading to the latest IBM DLA software fixed the problem.
I beleave that it also installs new CD/RW drivers which allow the OS to recognize the drive in WINDOWS.
Go to IBM download page.
click on "detect my system" upper left
assuming it can find your system.
try to get the
"CD-RW DLA application update for Windows 2000, XP - ThinkPad General "
update for your system and install it.