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Xp Does Not See Cd-rom


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#1 lurpin

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 03:31 PM

I have two CD-Roms in my computer. When I boot up some time it sees none, sometimes one of them and some times both. I have reinstalled drivers and checked out the BIOS. Any ideas?????

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:48 PM

Have you checked IDE cables, connections are they firmly in?
Have you tried the drives in someone elses computer?

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:26 PM

I have replaced the cables and yes they work in other computers/

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:22 PM

Change the motherboard battery.
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 01:15 AM

Id go with acklan and replace the bios battery, have you tried resetting the cmos jumper?

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 02:22 AM

I'll try changing the battery it's been in for about 3 yrs.
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 02:26 AM

You can find them at the local department or grocery store for about $6.
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 05:41 PM

I put in a new battery and still have the same problem, I jumped the cmos and still have the problems, any other suggestions???

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 06:34 PM

A fix has been implemented in the registry by microsoft, but I need to know. Can you see the drives in my computer? OR can you just not see the cd?

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:20 PM

Salo,
When they don't show up they are not listed in either my computer or windows explorer

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:43 PM

Thats the exact same problem IVe dealt with before. Please follow these instructions.

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/{4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
4. On the File menu, click Export.
5. In the File name box, type savedkey, and then click Save.
6. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type UpperFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
7. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type LowerFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
8. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.


Edited by Salo, 16 January 2006 - 11:43 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:46 PM

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Modifing your registry can damage your operating system beyond repair!




Before proceeding, backup your registry! NOW!!


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