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http://www.geekstogo...12

Read my first 3 posts, then read like the last 2-3 to see what my problem is. =/
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Hi nick_mi....

I know your probably tired of looking at logs, but would you please download System Spec...run it, and post (or attach) a log to this thread. This will give us your system specifications and I want to see if the cd drive shows up.

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k, my cd drive does work, I used the diagnostics disk on it that came with the computer, and went through it with a dell tech. =/ Still doing it. will make the attachment in a sec

Think I ran this right. o.O

Windows:  Windows XP or .NET server 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer:  6.0.2800.1106
Memory (RAM):  446 MB
CPU Info:  Mobile Intel® Celeron® CPU 2.20GHz
CPU Speed:  2181.3 MHz
Sound card:  SoundMAX Digital Audio
Display Adapters:  SiS M650 | SiS M650 | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD |
Screen Resolution:  1024 X 768
Network Adapters:  SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport |
Power Status:  High
Time Zone:  Central Standard Time
CD / DVD:  D: QSI    CDRW/DVD SBW242C |
COM Ports:  COM3
LPT Ports: 
Hard Disks:  C:  37.2GB
BIOS Date:  08/03/04
Serial Number:  5D3Y151
Manufacturer:  Dell Computer Corp.
Product Make:  Inspiron 1000
PCMCIA (Laptops):  Not Installed
USB Controllers:  Detected: 3 host controllers.
Firewire (1394):  Not detected







Edited by nick_mi, 02 October 2005 - 09:47 PM.

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nick_mi...

Your problem could be caused by a few different things but I think this issue can be straightened out by installing SP2. Do the Windows update thing until you get SP2 installed and post back with the results. The upside? You really need the security features SP2 provides and there's a group of new drivers in with it.

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sp2 being?

and how do I start the windows update. >_<

Edited by nick_mi, 02 October 2005 - 10:10 PM.

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Sorry...Should have been more specific, must be getting late. :tazz: SP2 is Windows Service Pack 2. Loaded with security fixes, a firewall, etc...It also fixes some issues with cd-rom drives. Your symptoms are classic to this fix.

To start windows update, click Start and point to All Programs...Windows Update should be near the top of the menu pane...Click on it and follow the prompts.

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Edited by wannabe1, 02 October 2005 - 10:16 PM.

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K, where do I download it at. >_>
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To start windows update, click Start and point to All Programs...Windows Update should be near the top of the menu pane...Click on it and follow the prompts.

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K, did the automatic update, realised it didn't download sp2, did a custom and downloaded sp2. It then asked me if I wanted to do another automatic update which I did. Games still not working. =/
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nick_mi...

Right click My Computer and choose Properties. Click the Hardware tab and then click the Device Manager button. Expand (click +) DVD/CD-ROM drives and right click on CDRW/DVD SBW242C then choose Uninstall...Apply the change and reboot. Windows should reinstall it when it starts.

Let me know how it goes...

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Is it not supposed to say anything when it reinstalls? I think maybe I did not delete it because when I restarted it did not do anything different.

Anyways still not loading.
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nick_mi....

Does it show in My Computer or Device Manager?
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huh?

I did what you told me, in devince manager I right clicked and unstalled. When I rebooted I went in to see if it was still there and it was.

So uhhhh, I saw you were active in this topic, now you're offline. What's up? o.O

Edited by nick_mi, 03 October 2005 - 01:05 PM.

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nick_mi...

Click Start and right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
On the "Hardware" tab, click Device Manager.
In Device Manager, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, and then right-click the CD-ROM drive that you want to update. Click "Update Driver" to start the Hardware Update Wizard, and then follow the instructions that appear on the screen to install the latest driver for your CD-ROM drive.

If this doesn't do it, I'm going to assme the auto run has been "turned off" in the registry and we'll have to go in and turn it on.

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Wizard could not find a better upgrade. o.o
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