|Hi to all,|
My laptop's CD/DVD drive does not work properly. It shows up in the BIOS (Optiarc DVD±RW AD-7530B).
The problem has only been since I formatted the computer. Before this everything was fine.
Before I had noticed, I had formatted, installed Winxp and Win7 to dualboot, installed a load of software, including Deep Freeze (was this the problem somehow?), spent ages getting drivers, then I realised I had no CD/DVD drive.
I formatted the computer again and now have no OS (yikes!).
The drive seems to 'physically' work, and can begin to boot and begin installing Windows XP, Windows 7 or Linux, but gets to a stage and stops (Winxp bluescreen, Windows 7 asks for drivers, Linux some black screen (no gui). I've been using LiveCDs to browse the net etc. I'm using the other laptop right now though.
Do I need a new drive? Can this be fixed? I'm pulling my hair out and I have very little right now :)
Regards and merry xmas :)