HELP! PARTITION REMOVAL
Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:11 PM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 03:46 AM
Tell us more about this Partition. Are you not seeing the CD-Rom drives in your hardware profile? Windows can't recognize the device drivers for the devices if it can't for the hardware because the hardware is the device. Windows can't say, "I have a driver for your CD-Rom drive, BUT I can't see your CD-Rom drive". It has to see the CD-Rom to know if it has a driver for it, right? To use a real world example think of this, you take your car to the repair shop and the guy says, "Yeah, I have a part for your car....Oh, by the way, what kind of car are you driving?". You see, Windows has to see the device (car) to know if it has a driver (part) for it.
Tell us about that partition and the error message you saw causing you to write, "Device manager says it recognizes the drivers for the devices, but not the hardware."
We'll get your PC up and running again, don't you worry.
Posted 24 April 2005 - 07:58 PM
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Professional
The top one works, the bottom one doesn't. The message if I click on the bottom one says hardware configuration problem, bould not read from selected boot disk.
As far as the CD rom and CDR/RW drives go, they are plugged in, etc. You can hear it spin, but nothing happens. The drives don't show up in My Computer, just C and A drives.
In Device Manager, under device status for both devices, it says: Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device (code 41). Then it says click troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device. The troubleshooter asks if the device is detached (no), then says unable to solve problem. That's it!
Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:11 PM
Do this: Click "Start", then "Run", type "MSCONFIG" (that's the Microsoft Configurator in case you wanna know) and press "Enter". In that program, click the "Boot.ini" tab. You will see the path to load the two operating systems. Remove the checkmark from the second operating system.
Now click "OK" and reboot the computer. Now the annoying message is gone.
OK, now we need to fix those CD-Rom drives.
Go back into the device manager. Click on each of the two CD-Rom drives and remove them from the list. Now, Windows doesn't know that you have CD-Rom Drives. When both drives are off the list, click "OK" or whatever it asks for and then reboot the computer. Windows may detect the drives and reinstall them for you.
Let us know how this goes for you.
Posted 25 April 2005 - 08:54 PM
Anyway.....now that it is reading the CD, I thought I would just reinstall windows, but it would not boot from the CD! Thanks...
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