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More Vista DVD drive issues

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#1 nkarasch


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:44 AM

A few weeks ago I was trying to streamline my computer a little more by disabling stuff in windows. I only have 4gb ram so I wanted to be efficient as possible (hey, this is Vista we are talking about) so I started disabling stuff. Most of the things I disabled looked like the services.msc stuff, but it was different. There were check boxes instead, and they werent the same I don't believe.

Now I can't find that menu.

My problem is that when I was messing with all of this stuff my DVD drive quit appearing. I have had problems before but then I could disconnect my drive, boot into windows, shut down and reconnect, and boot and windows would re-recognize it. This time it didn't work.

I then installed a Daemon Tools and that acted like it installed just fine, but did not show up under "My Computer" like the computer didn't even know it existed; just like my real drive.

What could I have messed up? it has the hard drives part int my computer, but the other part is just missing.

thanks a lot, I even found that menu once and couldn't figure out what I did. I hope that was where I messed it up.

oh yeah Ultimate 64-bit

Edited by nkarasch, 18 December 2008 - 02:49 AM.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:34 AM

Are you thinking of MSCONFIG? This tool has check boxes in it, and it will prevent things from starting on your system.

MSCONFIG is designed as a troubleshooting tool only - so you should revert to Normal Startup when done with it.
A more efficient and effective way of permanently adjusting these entries is through the free program Autoruns ( http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx ) If the interface is too daunting, I believe that garmanma has a more user-friendly program that he recommends.
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#3 nkarasch

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 01:39 AM

Well, it definitely wasn't part of msconfig. I'm fairly familiar with that. I just can't remember what I did at all! I guess I can't be helped if I don't remember at all huh.

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