Posted 22 April 2005 - 07:35 AM
So in Device Manager you had three
CDROM devices listed and you deleted
(not disabled) them all. Is that correct? How many CD or DVD devices did you really have?
You need to look in the BIOS to see if your CDROM is being recognised. Diferent computers have different ways of accessing the BIOS but the most common is to hit the 'Delete' key just as the computer is starting.
When you are in the BIOS you have no mouse control it is only arrow keys and a few other keys that work. 'Enter' to select a menu option. If you go somewhere you don't want to be 'Esc' will get you out again.
In the first page of the BIOS, called 'Basic Configuration' or something like that you should see the date and time and a list of 4 possible IDE devices. Channel 0 master and slave and channel 1 master and slave. Your hard drive should be channel 0 master, and your CDROM should be listed in one of the other positions.
If it is not listed it is either not properly connected or it is defective. If it is defective then you need to replace the CDROM drive. If it is listed we need to look at other possibilities.
Let us know how you go.
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