Solved old computer cd doesnt show up in my computer

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September 3, 2011 at 14:34:38
Specs: Microsoft Window XP Professional, 1gb
How do I...no cd in shows up in bios or my computer but it will play a cd or load software from a cd.dont know if this makes any difference in bios no selection for cd to boot from this a trigear motherboard and has had windows 98 reinstalled.i dont have amother board river disk either for it
VTrigear L 9650 8 ML 1 Socket 7 System Board

Davidw


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September 3, 2011 at 23:14:10
We got a whole forum here for people interested in 98. No need to toss it out.

Check in device manager and see if the cdrom shows there and see if any yellow ? or ! are associated with the IDE controllers.

Right click on 'my computer' and choose 'properties', then click 'performance'. See if it's running in msdos compatibility mode.

The bios doesn't need to see the cdrom as it's ID'd by the OS. But usually if it's set to ID by AUTO in cmos/bios setup it will show on the posting screen. If you've ID'd it specifically as a cdrom then it won't show on the posting screen.



#1
September 3, 2011 at 16:56:17
It's time to upgrade. Windows 98 isn't worth keeping.

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#2
September 3, 2011 at 17:12:39
its old probably ought to throw it out but just thought id try to get it working correctly

Davidw


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#3
September 3, 2011 at 17:55:03
I wouldn't waste my time but maybe someone else has an answer for you.

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#4
September 3, 2011 at 23:14:10
✔ Best Answer
We got a whole forum here for people interested in 98. No need to toss it out.

Check in device manager and see if the cdrom shows there and see if any yellow ? or ! are associated with the IDE controllers.

Right click on 'my computer' and choose 'properties', then click 'performance'. See if it's running in msdos compatibility mode.

The bios doesn't need to see the cdrom as it's ID'd by the OS. But usually if it's set to ID by AUTO in cmos/bios setup it will show on the posting screen. If you've ID'd it specifically as a cdrom then it won't show on the posting screen.


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#5
September 4, 2011 at 07:52:43
i will check today sunday later and let you know but i dont think theres that anything shows in my device manager under cd rom just c drive and maybee a drive .dont remmeber on ide controleers will check out and let you know.in bios on the boot menue it only has 2 chooses a or c

Davidw


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