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CD-R drive does not show up in my computer


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All righty then, print this, follow it IN ORDER, report back

(msconfig can be accessed in safemode)
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If that was a link it did not come through.
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The one thing I keep forgeting to say is I can't boot into windows, only safe mode.
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you can do this from safe mode
http://support.micro....com/kb/q192926

sorry about the link....
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I unchecked all under the general tab, restarted the computer and it is still freezing at the second win98 logo screen.
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OK, we're spinning our wheels with this one....

In safe mode, do a search for all cab files

*.cab

if found, where are they located (typically a folder called C:\options or c:\windows\options)
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Finaly got the computer to boot into windows :tazz: ;) :) ;)
I deleted all the disk controlers, restarted the pc and boom it worked. Now all I have to do is get my cd-r drive to work.
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IN device manager, do you see your drive?
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No, but I do see yellow ! before the ide controlers.
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and double clicking on the yellow reveals what message?
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It says that the driver is not loaded, I am thinking about trying to install win98 again in dos, because my cd drive works in that mode.
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wait...select the ide drive with the yellow !, double click, ask it to update driver....point it at c:\windows\inf
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it says unable to locate the driver.Going ahead w/ setup.
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Tried reinstall and now cd drive does not work in dos or windows.
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back to device manager. What do you see?

Can you tell me anything about this system? Motherboard ?

Also, the yellow ! you see, what exactly is it before? Primary? Secondary?
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