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imyeman2000

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hi guys! i downloaded and tried to reboot my windows xp from a disc and i think microsoft has disabled my disc driver so i cant reboot my pc ! is there anything i can do to restore my disc driver?
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rshaffer61

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Are you saying you can't boot from the cdrom drive?
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yes! now when i put the disc in it wont do anything ! ive looked in start then my computer and its gone ! ive tried looking in the add and remove progs and there isnt anything there !! im new to this! my old pc was playing up so i decided to try and programme it with a downloaded disc of windows xp and when it loaded up a message came on saying you will not be allowed windows on this computer contact your dealer! then my disc driver went missing ! its good job ive go this laptop to post messages with! is there anything i can do to repair it! ive been reading some similar problems on here and was considering trying some advice been given!!
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OK this still isn't making sense. Is your cdrom drive not showing up under My Computer?
Have you tried to boot with the XP installation disk in the cdrom?
Did you change the boot sequence in the bios so the cdrom is the first boot device?
I'm going to start with the first option being yes there is no cdrom drive showing. Since no drivers are needed for optical drives anymore then lets see if it will return.

Broni's canned speech:

One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

Thank's to Broni for the instructions
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