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lost d drive- help me please!


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glh2163

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ok, so I downloaded kazaa the other day on my e-machine t-2040 and ever since my d: drive (cd rom) is gone! The drive won't even open when I press the button (except before windows boots). This is everything I've tried so far: running all my anti-spyware software, rebooting and rebooting and rebooting, and restoring from a few weeks ago. The drive doesn't even show up on my device manager. what should I do? :tazz:

Edited by glh2163, 13 May 2005 - 11:12 PM.

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;) mmm, that's an odd one.

Never heard of software causing drives to disappear, I think it's unlikely to be a software glitch given you've rolled back your system to a time when I assume your drive was being recognised.

If it's not even appearing in Device Manager then as far as your computer is concerned it simply isn't there anymore.

Therefore I fancy we're looking at a hardware problem.

Easiest fix - take your cover off and make sure everything is as it should be - e.g. power connector to the drive (must be okay if the eject button works), data ribbon connectors - in the back of the drive and on the motherboard - give up a push to ensure nothings come loose.

Failing that - perhaps somethings gone on the drive (or worse, the board).

:tazz: I tend to look on the optimistic side with these things, work from the simplest solution and go progressively toward worse case scenario.

Try the drive in another computer - that'll tell you if the problem is with the unit or your computer.

Kazaa - arrgh! Stay away from peer to peer software hazards is my advice. Nothing like having an open invitation into your system - I've heard lots of scare stories about Kazaa, dunno if it's urban myth or factual, but I don't go near such stuff.

DaveB - LinuxWannabee ;)
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thanks! I'll try to do those things. yeah, I'm kicking myself for downloading kazaa... I've learned my lesson!
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