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cannot detect the cd drive

October 5, 2005 at 01:52:59
Specs: win xp, p4/512mb

Dear sir,
I am unable to detect the cd drive and dvd drive in MY COMPUTER. It was alright yesterday and all letters were there.Can anyone help in this regard how to get back this drive letters on my computer.
I tried changing the IDE cable but the same problem.
Is there any chance that some system files missing??
should I format and reload the win xp?
I am using win xp.
thanks
Dhananjay


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#1
October 5, 2005 at 02:26:33

try to fix ur cable in the IDE slots on mobo (motherboard) again, and also scan to virus ....

Good Work is ur identity.


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#2
October 5, 2005 at 05:44:12

Before jumping to formatting WindowsXP, make sure you do other things before. This seems to be a simple problems and would be a waist of time to format WindowsXP for this.

First, when the computer is on, press on the Eject button on the CD-ROM and see if it opends. If ok, go into the Device manager in your Control Panel. Click the "+" beside the CD-ROM line. If you see your CD-ROM, right click on it and then Uninstall. Restart the computer and have WindowsXP reinstall the drivers for that CD-ROM. After you get back in and Windows still hasn't detected your CD-ROM, I would go download a spyware remover such as Adaware or Spybot (both free). Let us know how it goes.

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#3
October 5, 2005 at 05:47:31

Wow, I totaly ignored the subject. It isn't software related. I'm sorry, I was excited to write an answer, I didn't fully understand your situation. Ok, forget everything I said and follow jhon's answer.

Abit AN8 Socket 939
AMD64 3000+ -1.8Ghz
Corsair 1Gig 2x512
Seagate 160Gig SATA
MSI Radeon x800 PCI-E
Antec TrueControle 2.0 550 Watts


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