I am TRYING to install XP on this Optiplex but it didn't come with an optical drive, so now I'm trying to install a CD drive but the BIOS (A07) won't see it and I can't find any instructions anywhere! The furthest I've got: EJECTING THE TRAY.
How ignorant of me to think I could just stick in any random CD drive and go. The worst part about all of this is that (supposedly) I'm a "computer technician", but that's another story.
Also have an external CD drive, but it won't see that either. :(
Here's the manual. I'm sure that will be helpful. The jumper should be set to cable select and you should use an 80-wire cable.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
I have tried 3 drives with 80-wire cable all set to Cable Select and to no avail.
Do I put the CD drive on the same cable as the hard drive or does it go into one of the other slots on the motherboard?