Posted 17 May 2004 - 11:37 AM
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Posted 18 May 2004 - 07:07 AM
Posted 18 May 2004 - 07:07 AM
remove the device and uninstall it the drivers, rebooting the system and checking that it is not recognized.
re-install the unit and let the os build the drivers.
I've seen updates to video and sound drivers have a similar impact. Also, if you have another system, you can install the cd in it and validate hardware vs setting..
Posted 18 May 2004 - 08:35 AM
Posted 18 May 2004 - 08:56 AM
If you get the drift, check with local Best Buy or Circuit City first... sometimes they have cd reader/ writer units for under $30.00 and will have a coupon for free install. This would take less time and be less stressful.
I'm a little shy of giving that much instruction. I've built everything from pc's to SAN's to multi-location phone systems with vpn, firewall and voip... but my caustion is now based on being the techie for family members and neighbors and seeing the you are refering to your computer case as a harddrive.
There are too many gotcha's for you to safely go down that path... not being harse, just years and years of building these things.
If you can't find a good deal at one of the stores, with free or cheap install coupon...
Look at this and reverse the instructions for un-installing and removing the drivers.
Please be careful... you can do some damage... remember to unplug the power cable.....
Posted 18 May 2004 - 09:15 AM
The kids are in school (2 teens), the spouse is at work, I'm recently unemployed so I have time to work on this unit while looking for another job. The two dogs are sleeping by the patio door for now.
My pc is a Compaq and it is approx. 4 years old. One day, when trying to play Roller Coaster Tycoon or Links, something happened and would not read the disks. Since I am not the primary player, I ignored complaints from my kids. But when trying to run the Microfost Word 2000 disk (help factors) while working in Word, everything goes to pieces.
Need to try to resolve this as I am not able to deal with an os that does not work completely. Any help you give to me is appreciated. I think you are all great and I'm promoting your sight.
Posted 18 May 2004 - 09:26 AM
Go to the store and buy a replacement on the cheap. As a techie, I'd spend 3 hours and come to one of two conclusions... either... hey, I fixed it... now open that bottle of wine... or, lets run to the store, this one is toast.
In the box will be instructions for installing the new one.. pictures and all. Buy from a place that will take it back if you open it.
if you have only a reader, buy only a reader... that works with your current OS.
I won't explain the reason for the return... you could have two other known issues and a new cd woud be not fix the situation.. but one step, small and easy... at a time.
You'll likely (please, me too...) be employed again soon and will look at buying a new unit.... so easy on the cash... cheap is better... and don't even think about going golfing!
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