my computer has win xp pro loaded and recently my cd rom/writer and dvd reader drives quit working. just incase its needed- my pc is among the most common in the line of win 98 pavillions, but i have done a LOT of upgrades. (RAM, hd, graphics, pci's, i can get the product number if its needed later. in my device manager, it shows a yellow exclamation mark on both, and the info reads the code most know about a "problem with the devices configuration information in the registry." i did the fix that usually solves this- deleting the lower and upper filters in the registry. unfortunately unlike 95% of victims of this, it didnt fix it, so i researched further and found that its a more serious problem that has to do with the operating system itself- not just the registry or drivers. is there ANYTHING i can try other than running the repair for my xp? i dont have the disc for it, but i have my product key. also, i posted a problem with a blinking cursor on my recently gained Dell, after swapping my hd. thats in the hardware section. i wasnt exactly sure where i should have put this topic, though.
edit= hd issue has been resolved. not doable. (caused by a lack of essential knowledge in my brain book)
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another edit= just learned that i cant use my product key with an xp setup cd.
Edited by BrendonLuvsU, 17 February 2010 - 06:01 PM.