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I Lost My Cd Rw Drive


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#1 imager1

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 12:00 AM

Out of the blue i lost my cd and separate dvd drives. they don't show up on my bios page or device manager. i swapped cd rw drive with new one and new ribbons but still no good. i saw a message at start up once for a second that said cd rw files missing. i think it is a software problem but cannot restore or recover win xp without a cd drive. i downloaded floppies with win xp on them and tried using them but it doesn't seem to work when i hit r for recover. i have been trying everything for a couple of weeks and am at a loss. i did find a newdot virus and removed it. i ran ad aware and mcafee virus scan and restore point. the restore point won't let me restore back past november 8 for some reason. please help if you can think of something i haven't so far.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 12:55 AM

Did you ever use the drives. Did they not appear after installing them? Did you use them and then they disappeared?
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 03:19 AM

Same as me!my CD Drive in the "My Computer" Disappear too!I used before,but now,even if i put my CD into my CD Drive,Nothing happens..What Happen?




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