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#1 botukon

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 04:36 PM

My dvd drive (E) vanished from laptop. This happened after I got a blue screen. I have already restored my pc back and i have also gone into my registry. The upper and lower registry keys are not there. I still cannot see my E drive. The dvd drive came installed already and is an internal drive. I am running windows xp.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 11:14 PM

Does it show up in the Device Manager?
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#3 botukon

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:08 AM

No it does not show up in device manager, but i seem to still have .sys files that are required. The dvd slot still lights up and opens so its getting power.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 06:55 AM

http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben...p;x=12&y=13

Have you reseated the ide or sata cable?
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No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:46 AM

does it show in the bios

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 03:14 PM

I do not know how to check the bios. I have used the microsoft fix it download. It didn't work. The upper and lower filters are also already absent. i have no idea what a ide or sata cable is.

Edited by botukon, 23 March 2009 - 03:47 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2009 - 03:47 PM

To check for the BIOS you must restart your computer

Once you restart your computer probably you will see a word that says
"Press Del to enter Startup"
"Press F2 to enter Startup"
"Press ESC to enter Startup"
mostly these are the most common button.
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 04:22 PM

I saw the word "BIOS" but Acer does not actually allow access to the BIOS. I can't tell if the drive is there and I can't edit the bios.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 12:07 AM

I saw the word "BIOS" but Acer does not actually allow access to the BIOS. I can't tell if the drive is there and I can't edit the bios.


am sure you can access it
turn off your computer and then wait 10 secs and turn the computer on and when it turns on press f2 and just keep doing that intill some thing happans
so do that and if the windows xp screen comes and stop and restart and do a other button botukon said to do

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 03:50 PM

No i can't access it. I have already looked into. Acer does not make it possible. The only thing I saw was that a BIOS existed.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 03:53 PM

What model Acer is this system, please?

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 04:56 PM

For Acer you can also try F1 or CTRL+ALT+ESC for bios access

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 05:52 PM

What model Acer is this system, please?

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My Acer is an Aspire 1804WSMi

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 06:29 PM

For Acer you can also try F1 or CTRL+ALT+ESC for bios access


I did that and I saw more BIOS info, but there was no option to edit BIOS. Here is what i saw.

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EC BIOS Version: Rev 270 A. ROM
CPU = Intel ® Pentium ® 4CPU 3.20 GHz
45M (After reboot this changed to 511M and stayed that way) System RAM Passed
System BIOS Shadowed
Video BIOS Shadowed
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I am not sure which would be my DVD drive if any.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 09:40 PM

Page 85 talks about how to edit the BIOS, http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/data/7117...1800_ENG_UG.pdf

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