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ok so this morning i went to play a cd in my computer and it wouldnt run. so i looked in the "My Computer" and theres no cd-rom drive. so what do i do? reformat my hard drive? i tried loading the drivers for the cd rom put the computer wont do anything. what should i do?

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Originally posted by vektrone

control panel, add hardware?

well i was gonna do that, but i went to device manager instead and enabled it and its now working.

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ok its broken again. now its not in device manager or add hardware. im screwed. o yeah system restore doesnt work.

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What OS are you using, I would assume Xp, due to the comment on system restore, but please advise...

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Originally posted by ClueTwo

What OS are you using, I would assume Xp, due to the comment on system restore, but please advise...

yeah xp

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Originally posted by heavyLox

pack that bitch up, take it back to the store and trade it in for a MAC.

first of all im not getting a mac, second the warenties up from dell.

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Guest ctrl+alt+del

alt f4, the cure-all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ahyuck

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This same thing happened to me one time. Try this:

Go to hardware manager and remove the drive from the list. Then restart and let your system re-detect and re-install it via the new hardware wizard.

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haha, i was just scanning through what you wrote and i thought you wrote "so i was trying to play a cd on my computer, but then i realized i dont have a cd rom"

 

that was funny to me.

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Originally posted by Glik0

Its an IDE cable problem.

its a lap top. il try oner suggestion.

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Originally posted by oner

This same thing happened to me one time. Try this:

Go to hardware manager and remove the drive from the list. Then restart and let your system re-detect and re-install it via the new hardware wizard.

where is the hardware manager? i cant find it

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Originally posted by MagatsuTaito

just dont worry about it

ahahahaha ok your not cool and not helping.

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It's actually device manager. Sorry 'bout that. Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager .

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Originally posted by oner

It's actually device manager. Sorry 'bout that. Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager .

it doesnt dhow up in device manager. thats how i fixed it the first time.

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