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#1 Firetooth

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:31 PM

Hi,
Today I was trying to install printer drivers from a cd for a new printer to attach to my laptop, with Windows XP Pro.
I have an icon which tells you when it is safe to remove something. I thought it meant safe to remove the disc in the cdrom drive, but it was actually to remove the cd drive itself.

The cd still sounds like it loads when I put in a disc, but it does not download and does not have any icons in "my computer", etc. I tried to run the Windows troubleshooter. It said something like the cd rom player is prepared for disconnection and cannot be accessed.

Would like help getting this back.

I believe I have a TEAC cd rom. Could also use help finding where I can get more data about it so I can describe things better.

Thanks!
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Edited by Firetooth, 10 April 2010 - 05:34 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:40 PM

Try system restore to a day before it happened.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:45 PM

great idea Broni. Could you tell me how to do a system restore? I'd appreciate it.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:50 PM

XP - Start>Run, copy & paste this: rstrui.exe, click OK
Vista/7 - Start>"Start search", copy & paste this: rstrui.exe, press Enter

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 06:01 PM

Hi Broni,
I cut and pasted, clicked ok. no such file. then typed it, no such file. then searched . . . no rstrui.exe on my computer, supposedly.
Any other way to do this?
Thanks!

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 06:11 PM

All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.

You can try it or you can do a simple reboot to see if the system finds your cd drive when it starts back up.

My suggestion is to do a system restore, as that will reboot your computer.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 06:17 PM

Here are some tips from Microsoft.com for system restore.


System restore for Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084

Also this link what is system restore? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...-System-Restore
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 06:31 PM

Queen-Evie,
Thank you! First time (obviously) I ever did a system restore and now the icons are back and all is well! Thanks also to Broni and MrBruce1959.
As always, you are all the BEST!!!! :flowers: :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 06:35 PM

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 06:57 PM

Wonderful news. I'm glad you got the issue resolved.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 08:11 PM

Aww, the Queen was however faster on the trigger than I was with her reply, but you're welcome just the same, even though it was Broni's idea in the first place to use system restore.

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How-ever, I am glad you got things back to normal again! :flowers:

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