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CD Rom Not Responding

April 18, 2006 at 16:36:53
Specs: Windows ME, 800/128

Everytime I put a CD in the computer doesn't recognize it.

What can I do to fix this?

{CosmoQueen}


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#1
April 18, 2006 at 17:26:17

It does not see any cds? Is it a cd rom or cdrw?
Try to uninstall the drive from the device manager, then reboot and let windows reininstall it then see if it works

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#2
April 18, 2006 at 17:27:55

If that does not work replace the drive with another drive and see if it works
You can get Cd roms for about 15.00 and cdrw's for 20.00+

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#3
April 19, 2006 at 07:51:28

As it stated in first reply ,go to device manager,however I would first try the update driver tab ,if that does not work then, then try the removing the drive and reboot ,it should detect it and hopfully reinstall it in working order. You can go to PC Magazine web site and download the BelArc advisore ,its a frre donload and it will give you a listing of all the hardware and software installed on your PC !
Good Luck ,Nick

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#4
April 19, 2006 at 11:56:47

It's a cdrw. And thanks I will try to reinstall it.

{CosmoQueen}


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#5
April 20, 2006 at 17:56:18

I've know Belarc report based on the drivers installed (even when incorrect). These two report on the hardware itself and are the last free versions:

EVEREST
or it's predecessor:-
AIDA32

DerekW


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#6
April 22, 2006 at 08:29:51

Drivers will not fix inoperable hardware.

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#7
April 24, 2006 at 23:09:52

try cleaning u'r cd drive head with good cd cleaner.

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#8
April 25, 2006 at 06:44:01

Going back to square one rather:-

Can you see the drive in BIOS?

Can you see the drive in DOS?

Can you see the drive in Windows Explorer?

If you can't see it in BIOS or DOS then it's the hardware itself.

To check the drive in DOS, boot with a Startup disk (floppy) made in Windows and note that your drive letters will temporarily increase by one letter (F for G etc).

Put in a CD and type dir x: (hit Return key) and this should show the files and folders on the CD. [X is your usual drive letter + 1]

DerekW


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