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MarcoS81

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Hello Everyone,

My laptop, Advent 8111 has recently had a software malfunction.

I got in a tech guy and he erased all my windows system and re installed it.

Everything works fine though whenever I put a cd or dvd into my laptop, it wont read it.

I can't install my printer and other things on the laptop.

In fact, when I click on the my computer icon, I don't even see any Drive there, apart from the Local Disk Drive.

I start to think I haven't got the drivers for it.


I can't find them anywhere.

Please help.


Thank you very much

Marco
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Grandad Phillip

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Please download the attached zip file and extract it's contents (right-click-->extract all).
Double-click the extracted file (xp_cd_dvd_fix.vbs) and reboot.

Please note: this fix will restore your cd-rom drive in 'My Computer' only if it's a Windows Registry issue.
It will not restore the drive if there are other issues causing the problem.

Don't forget to reboot after running the script file.

If it doesn't work, I would check that the cd-rom housing is pushed all the way home (not the drawer, it's outer casing).
My grandson's latop had this same problem. Turns out he'd recently dropped it a couple of feet onto a carpeted floor.
CD-drive disappeared from 'My Computer' and also would not read anything. I investigated and found the cd-rom casing
had come out slightly, just enough to disconnect partially from the contact pins at the back. I slackened the screws holding the cd-rom unit
in place, gave the unit a firm push inwards, tightened the screws and lo-and-behold it now works fine and it's back in 'My Computer'.
Just thought I should pass that on. If you don't feel comfortable doing that yourself, get an experienced friend to do it.

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Edited by Grandad Phillip, 01 December 2008 - 08:33 AM.

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fantastic, thank you very much, works well now.
Thanks again for your help it made my day.

Regards

M
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by the way it was the cd drive which was a bit out of place!

So then all at once it re appeared.
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