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Can't read disks and I'm sure to blame software


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#1 Aelyus

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 06:01 PM

Hello and thank you beforehand.

The story goes like this: once I had to submit a school project and required VMware to emulate Linux (since I was given a Toshiba laptop with the condition of not messing up with it beyond installing programs), and first VMware DID NOT work at all, and then the CD/DVD drive stopped working. I know it has to be VMware because I installed it in a desktop PC and the same thing happened, that, until I uninstalled the damn thing (which turned out as such a blessed remedy!). When I tried to uninstall in the Toshiba laptop it won't allow me to do so. I even entered into safe mode, but as you may know, Vista does not allow permission to use the uninstaller... in safe mode.

I've been trying everything, but I can't mess around in the system since it's not mine. By the way, if this helps as a hint: every time I get a disk into the drive, nothing happens until I reboot, kind of like it only reads BEFORE Windows is fully running.

That's all and thanks to everyone again.

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 04:41 AM

Which kind of VMware?

VMware player?

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:44 PM

No, VMware, the operative system emulator. "Virtual Machine Ware". It's used -I think- to emulate a different OS in the current running OS. A friend told me to use it, but as soon it ran, I could no longer read discs. Hapenned twice, and the problem fixed uninstalling. But I can't uninstall IN VISTA!!! I just tried yesterday and suffered a memory overflow (bluescreen and all). It's the same all the time.




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