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Is It My Hard Drive?


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#1 ladyrn27

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:34 AM

I have an Emachine that is 2 years old. Yesterday it started making all kinds of racket and then stopped. I can bootup my computer,get on the internet, play and download things online, but I can't run any applications. I can't get it to reinstall my printer or burn cd's. Can this be the hard drive if it still boots up ok? Could it be the CD drive?

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:38 AM

Hello ladyrn27 and :thumbsup: to Bleeping Computer.

When you say you can't run any applications, what happens when you try? Do you get any error messages?
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:43 AM

No I don't get any messages the CD just does not run at all. When I use to put a cd in the drive it would stsrt to install quickly. Now it just sits in the holder and never runs. I'm running the hdtune on my hard drive but it doesn't seem to have any damaged sectors.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:58 AM

Just to confirm - the only problem you have is running applications off a CD?

What happens if you navigate to the CD in Explorer and double-click the file you want to run? Does it work then?
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:27 AM

How do I navigate a CD into Explorer and run it? When I put it in the holder it doesn't run at all.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:33 AM

What I mean is open Explorer (or My Computer) and see if you can access the files on the CD that way.

The problem could be that your auto-play settings have become corrupted, in which case you could try using Microsoft's Autoplay Repair Wizard.
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:41 AM

What drive supports auto play?

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:46 AM

Auto-play is a feature of Windows XP that automatically executes a program on a CD-ROM when it is inserted into the CD-ROM drive.
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:47 AM

The wizard says it found probelms with auto play it cannot fix (Auto play V2 event). Either the device is malfunctioning or the wizard cannot fix the problem? Same answer for MMC/SD (F:),Smart Media (H:), MS/MSP (I:)

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:52 AM

It looks like you may have a problem with your CD drive. What is the model number of your eMachine computer?
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 09:04 AM

Oh my gosh!!! I right-cliked on My Computer and found that my TSST corp CD/DVDW device had been disabled? So I enabled it and now it is running the install for my printer. Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOO much for all the tech support and all the websites. It was so simple and I feel quite silly,but all your info led me to the problem. Guess I'll take the new hard drive i Bought back to Circuit City and buy memory instead. Have a Great Day!!!!!

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 09:07 AM

Glad to hear it worked out :thumbsup:
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