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Old 04-11-2006, 06:21 PM   #1
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This is my first time here so if this is in the wrong place sorry.

REcently i went to put a game in my computer drive. And it didnt read it so i went to my computer etc etc and clicked it there. and it said the disk was not formatted and may be corrupt. so i tried it i n the bottom drive and it still didnt work. i know nothing about computers. so please help me. what could be wrong?
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:02 PM   #2
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Did you recently install the drive?
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:10 PM   #3
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nope its the one that came with the computer.
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:10 PM   #4
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First of all, I can understand you're new to computers but your being kind of vague and its hard to understand what you're saying. Second, are you talking about your hard drive not being formatted, or your cd drive not being able to read the disc. Usually when you put a disc in the cd drive, it automatically reads the disc and will give you a menu of things you want the computer to do. Just try putting the disc again, and going to my computer.. and clicking on either the d or e drive. It should have a picture of a cd-drive. Good luck!
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:14 PM   #5
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Ive had this same problem, try other disks, and if none of them work. You could try to take the unplug the drive from the mobo, and plug it back in, that worked for me.
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:28 PM   #6
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its the cd drive, and going to my computer doesnt work heres a picture of what happens when i click on it, sorry if photobucket resized it.:



EDIT: dang photobucket resized it.
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Data might be becoming corrupted on the transfer between the drive and the motherboard. If reseating the cable doesn't work, then try replacing the IDE cable as the first step.

If that doesn't work, try swapping out the drive.

If this doesn't work, it might be a problem with your motherboard.
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Ive had this same problem, try other disks, and if none of them work. You could try to take the unplug the drive from the mobo, and plug it back in, that worked for me.
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i know nothing about computers.
i doubt he has any idea what your talking about
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:36 PM   #9
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Ahh, I see..



Pay attention to the '40 pin cable'. That is the IDE cable I spoke of.

I apologize if I confused you; if you need further help, don't hesitate to ask.
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lol, yeah
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