Skip to comments.I need some help with CD drives (Vanity)
Posted on 02/12/2005 1:50:43 PM PST by Howlin
I put a music CD that came with a book into my computer last night, played, and now my computer won't recognize either my CD or my CD writer.
I've tried everything; Norton, Restore, rebooting.
Does anybody have any suggestions about what I might try now?
I'm not ignorning you.......I'm trying to find what you've told me and following instructions.
That sounds like some progress....hmmm....hardware trouble perhaps.
This is not a laptop?
If not , you might open it up and check the cables....what else is on the same IDE cable and is that device working? If so then check the cable attaching directly to the CD Writer itself.... However if neither device on the IDE cable is working then check the cable where it is plugged into the motherboard....
There are several things that could have occured. Re-boot will tell the tale. A cold restart is best.
I've deleted them from Device Manager and now I'm going to reboot. First I need to find the CD for them!
(And thank you ALL. I knew I could count on some help here.)
Unplug power cord to your computer....
Then open your computer and carefully unplug both connectors to your CD player. To be really sure unplug where it connects to the motherboard too. Plugin-unplug a few times to rub off any oxidation and to reseat the connectors. Push them in all the way.
You prolly don't want to do the above. Save it for last resort
You may or may not need the disk.It will ask for it.
Should have ask how old the computer is, and when the interior (cabling) was last touched.
Take out the damn book, its clogging up the gears........
My computer is in a room that has the window open 90% of the year. I have to reseat video cards, memory chips, hard drive connectors every once in a while. I'm fairly sure it's due to humidity and oxidation hurting contacts
A frequent problem.her drives are likely daisy chained and the connector at the mother boardmay have lost it's connection.
We shall see.
My tags are malfunctioning......lol
You running SCSI?
Not sure what the heck it is. I have changed and upgraded a half dozen times. I have used multiple mothers and I can't recall what is running now.
Howlin, come back, lets do the hardware stuff.....
In my place a could spend days looking for my CD's....
I have the same problem.
A driver was loaded but Windows cannot find the device. This happens when Windows does not detect a non-Plug and Play device.
If the device was removed, uninstall the driver, install the device, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver. If the hardware was not removed, obtain a new or updated driver for the device.
If the device is a non-Plug and Play device, a newer version of the driver might be needed. To install non-Plug and Play devices, use the Add Hardware wizard. Click Performance and Maintenance on Control Panel, click System, and on the Hardware tab, click Add Hardware Wizard.
On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooting wizard.
Probably not SCSI , as that is a very deliberate act, I have a
a PCI SCSI card ( only 160 Mbyte / s transfer rate ) but 3 SCSI Maxtor Atlas 10 K disks for 72 Gigabytes of capacity.
Motherboard is Gigabyte with an AMD64 3000+ processor. kind of overkill for a Browsing system, but very responsive.... I love it.
you obviously do NOT live in Ohio..
Good luck Howlin.. sounds like you have some expert help all over the place.
I have had mucho problems myself the past couple months...
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