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CDRom not noticed after restore


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#1 rainman71668

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:52 PM

Awhile back I had a major computer problem and after many days of trying to fix I did a system restore. Before he restore my CDRom stopped working. After system restore my CDRom is not recognized in device manager or explorer.

I can load a cd and it will take it in and the green light lights but that is all.

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Windows XP Media Edition - SP3- Had XP Pro before and wish it again.


Could someone confirm or abolish my thoughts of a bad drive? Bad cable? Possible software issue?


Thanks

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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:43 PM

It sounds like the CD drive has failed.
If it appears to work when a disk is put in it but does not start the disk more then likely the read head has failed.

If it doesn't show in My Computer I would check the cable connections at the drive & mtherboard.
Usually a bad drive that is getting power will show in My Computer if the cable is good.

I've been repairing computers for years & have only replaced a couple of cables that simply quit working but it does happen.
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