CD-rom drive suddenly stops working
Posted 11 June 2005 - 06:23 PM
Posted 11 June 2005 - 06:36 PM
Posted 12 June 2005 - 01:31 PM
Edited by Iceendz, 12 June 2005 - 01:32 PM.
Posted 14 June 2005 - 02:48 PM
Posted 14 June 2005 - 03:25 PM
I've had the same trouble with my CD burner on the F drive, but the CD/DVD player on the E drive is fine.
Now it seems as if its not even trying to read the cd. I tryed uninstalling the drive and rebooting but it doesnt help.
Could you outline how to uninstall the drive properly please, in case this works for me, and since I'm not sure how to do it?
Posted 14 June 2005 - 05:09 PM
It's unlikely uninstalling the drive will help, but it's worth a go I guess.
What you need to do is :
Reboot your system in safe mode (press F8 repeatedly after the POST test & just as windows is about to start loading, then select safe mode option from boot menu)
When windows is loaded, go to device manager & delete all entries for that drive. There may be some duplicate entries or ones that no longer exist phyiscally, in which case delete them also. (Safe mode can display items in DM that you don't normally see).
Reboot the system normally & let windows redetect the drive. If it doesn't, try the add new hardware wizard & autodetect option.
If this doesn't help, can you start a new thread so we don't get confused with your problem and Iceendz problem.
Posted 14 June 2005 - 06:15 PM
[edit: I started the new thread here: http://www.geekstogo...=02&f=9&t=35708 ]
Edited by Caine, 15 June 2005 - 12:34 AM.
Posted 16 June 2005 - 01:06 PM
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