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Please, could anyone help me with a problem of a Combo Drive?


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Lord Ashwad

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I have a Samsung Combo Drive! I used it to play a DVD which I myself had written a couple of days before! The tray was ejected, and the device was working smoothly! I then went to the drive folder in 'My Computer', but when I clicked on it, a dialogue box appeared: "F:\ refers to a location that is unavailable." It was a very long message! Then I checked the Device Manager, but it showed nothing uncommon! Then, having thought that it might be a virus or something, I scanned my Computer in the Safe Mode! After scanning, when I tried to run the same DVD, it was read, but only the first file was displayed! The name of the file was 'alocale', but it was displayed as 'a[ocale'!(No spelling mistake here!)

Also, instead of a drive name like something as 'DVD drive', it has been renamed to 'Local Disk F:' !!!!! Strange!


The driver of the Combo Drive was originally named as 'SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-352F' and it has been renamed to 'SAMSUNG CDRW?DVD S]-352F'! Strange, again!!!!!!!!


Today, when I tried it again, the same 'unavailable' error occurred! What seems to be wrong with my computer or DVD drive? Would someone be kind enough to guide me?If there's any problem about any virus, would I be guided about that too? Thanks in advance!
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Buy a new drive. Your current one has issues.
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It sounds like your drive may be failing, I would just replace it.
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Hi Lord Ashwad
First thing I recommend is you check your system for malware/virus infections.
Follow the self help information at the link below, if after following the guide
you suspect there is still an infection you must start a new topic at the malware
forum and not post any malware information here it is not appropriate.
http://www.geekstogo...cleaning-guide/
When you have the all clear from any infection if you are still having the issue
you can return to this thread and someone will help you.
Here are a couple of things that you may want to try if the computer has no malware;
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 Restart computer.
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch http://aumha.org/reg3.htm
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.
If you need to start a new topic at the malware forum you should provide a link to
this thread so that any steps you may have taken can be checked.
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Lord Ashwad

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Hi Lord Ashwad
First thing I recommend is you check your system for malware/virus infections.
Follow the self help information at the link below, if after following the guide
you suspect there is still an infection you must start a new topic at the malware
forum and not post any malware information here it is not appropriate.
http://www.geekstogo...cleaning-guide/
When you have the all clear from any infection if you are still having the issue
you can return to this thread and someone will help you.
Here are a couple of things that you may want to try if the computer has no malware;
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 Restart computer.
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch http://aumha.org/reg3.htm
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.
If you need to start a new topic at the malware forum you should provide a link to
this thread so that any steps you may have taken can be checked.



Thanks, I'll try it!








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