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My Windows XP CD/DVD drive is not working

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by hayes07, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. hayes07

    hayes07 Member

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    my windows xp cd drive is working but it isnt installed on my computer.....I Have a Cd drive on my computer but when ever i put disc in i can hear it working but it wont show up on the screen i looked in MY COMPUTER file and i didnt even see a CD/DVD-R File Like I Used too idk what i have too do PLZZZZZ HELP!!!!!!
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    does the computer's bios sees the drive? any exclamation marks in device manager?
     
  3. Leningrad

    Leningrad Regular member

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    Better check if the jumpers are on a good configuration, or install
    the drivers.

    good luck

    leningrad
     
  4. Zeyf414

    Zeyf414 Regular member

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    How old is this drive? Sometimes they just up and die. I had one go on me in a similar way; but try ddp's and Leningrad's suggestions first.
     
  5. hayes07

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    The Drive Isnt that old at all i mean i only got the computer 1 or 2 years ago idk i think it is just maybe a type of hardwar/software i have to download to make it work again
     
  6. Leningrad

    Leningrad Regular member

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    If my method fails to work go to the BIOS and auto-detect drives
    (sometimes BIOS does not detect drives at first so you need to
    manually do it)
     
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    Zeyf414 Regular member

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    Excellent suggestion. And, hayes07, sometimes these drives will die on you even within a month or two of installation. It has happened to me.
     
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    Could the ribbon cable be loose from the drive. Would the drive spin up with just power connected?? Couldn't hurt to open case and make sure it's seated properly. Just a thought.
     
  9. ddp

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    garmoon, you just became addict?
     
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    garmoon Regular member

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    Yup, I think it was Good Friday. Took long enough.
     
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    You need to pay attention to the posts. Folks here are trying to help you. Answer ddp's question.
     
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    Sorry I am such a newbie but how do i get to a BIOS cause i dont kno wat that is
     
  13. Leningrad

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    (Laughs) Now i understand why you cant understand ddp's questions.

    But as a member im gonna help you do it.

    1.Enter BIOS (Basic I/O system)get there by restarting the computer
    when the system will be checking the memory press DEL or F1.

    2.You will be greeted by a blue screen, now each BIOs is
    different via versions. Therefore i can only give you a basic explanation.

    3.Look for something like Auto-check IDE drives (If you have IDE )
    if you have a SCSI drive the configuration is similair.

    4.It should give your HDD model and Cdrom (Example:SONY**-*** )
    Select that and install it.

    5.Now save and Quit.

    regards
     

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