Go into your Device Manager
, and delete the cd drive from there. Then reboot.
If that doesn't help, then it may be time to open the computer case and disconnect the cd drive cable from the drive. Then boot up. Also, check your B.I.O.S.
and make sure that there are no cd roms listed as being recognized.
After you boot up, make sure it's not
listed in the Device Manager
. After everything checks out, power down the computer, plug the cable back into the cd drive. Then power up...... but go DIRECTLY
(usually the F2
key, or it could be the DEL
key.) into your BIOS
When in the BIOS
, make sure that you can see your cd-rom listed. After that checks out, just continue with the boot up process. After it boots up, Windows should now detect that you've installed a piece of hardware and will attempt to find the drivers for it. Either way it goes, if you have the disc for the drive, install the drivers from the disc.
You can always update the drivers later, but first, you just want it operational from the factory install.
Edited by Walkman, 26 December 2006 - 03:23 PM.