Edited by Bob73, 22 February 2006 - 05:41 PM.
CD Drive Missing
Posted 22 February 2006 - 05:32 PM
Posted 23 February 2006 - 08:35 AM
In Device Manager, click on the + next to Hard disk controllers to open that branch. Make sure the Primary and Secondary IDE controllers are listed and they don't have a yellow exclamation (!) mark next to them. If one is not visible, the controller may be disabled in the BIOS setup. If there is an exclamation mark, the CD-ROM drive may be defective.
Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:14 AM
I don't think they are disabled in BIOS as I haven't seen a selection to do so.
Both my Hard Drive and CD Drive show up as recognized in BIOS.
Again thank you for responding.
Posted 23 February 2006 - 10:15 AM
Download the CD gone patch from here: http://www.geekstogo...tion=show&id=15
After you download it, unzip it. Double-click on the file called cdgone. It will ask you if you want to add the information in cdgone to the registry. Tell it Yes. After it adds it, restart your computer.
Let me know if you can see your drive or not.
Posted 26 February 2006 - 07:43 AM
Thanks much for your responses.
Posted 26 February 2006 - 06:23 PM
Go to the catagory called DVD/CD-ROM drives (or whatever the CD catagory is in Win98). Right-click on your CD drive and select Uninstall.
After it is uninstalled, reboot your computer. It should be detected and reinstalled correctly. Check for it in My Computer.
Let me know how it goes.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 26 February 2006 - 06:35 PM.
Posted 01 March 2006 - 09:27 AM
I believe I'm at the point where my only option to correct the problem on this PC is to reformat and reinstall 98. Having too much software (downloaded over the years) that I wouldn't be able to recover I don't believe I'll take that option. I may try an external drive but I'm thinking if it can't find the IDE drive it won't see the external either.
Again I thank everyone for their input.
Posted 01 March 2006 - 05:42 PM
The problem could be related to your CD burning software, if you have any. I'd try uninstalling any programs related to CD burning. And then, after doing that, try the CDgone patch again. Restart the computer after using it.
Or it could be due to an infection. Try starting your computer up into Safe Mode and let me know if you can see your drive.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 01 March 2006 - 05:43 PM.
Posted 28 June 2009 - 12:02 AM
Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:50 AM
When you click on the cdgone file are you telling it to open with or to save?
Save the file to your desktop then open with a zip program like
winzip, winrar or 7zip
Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:42 PM
Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:43 PM
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