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Old 02-05-2005, 08:22 PM   #1
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Well, I've had this problem for a while. Whenever I load a CD in the drive, it comes up as empty in My Computer. It doesn't recognize anything unless I reboot the computer. I've tried everything I can think of and nothing will work. I've uninstalled and installed several times. This is becoming a real problem because I cannot install multi-disk games. Please help...
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Old 02-06-2005, 08:12 AM   #2
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could be a problem with the drive its self, you need to check the connections plugged into the moterboard and the drive.
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Old 02-06-2005, 08:53 AM   #3
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try updating the firmware of your cd drive too, go the the manufacturers website and get the latest firmware
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Thanks, but it's still messed up. I think it's a windows problem. I realized that all of my drives have the same problem... HP DVD Writer 200j, LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163, and my floppy...
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:59 AM   #5
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Have you tried uninstalling the cdrom, dvdrom and floppy software wise by removing them using the device manager (uninstall): remove the three before stopping your PC.
Then take the power off your PC and disconnect the 3 drives and restart windows. Do a scandisk for your hard disk and check for errors.
Power down your PC and hook your devices back, windows should re-install your drives, and hopefully in a manner that they will work.....the problem look like an IRQ sharing conflict.
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Old 02-07-2005, 04:49 PM   #6
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I just tried that, and I still have the same problem. I've also been screwed over because I am unable to reformat, as I did not receive the Windows XP software with my computer.
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