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I need some help with CD drives (Vanity)
February 12, 2005

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?


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Focus Software
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LOL, maybe I better get to bed, that last post was for Cold Heat.


501 posted on 02/12/2005 10:05:23 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

"I have the DriveImage from Powerquest , but couldn't get it to work the way I wanted it to."

Which version and are you running xp?


502 posted on 02/12/2005 10:06:33 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sound Force? I downloaded the free Sound Force 7.0 thing just to see what it was because somebody mentioned it on a thread here last week.

My husband has a band and we're always looking for yet another program to make it easier. It was HUGE and complicated, so I ditched it.


503 posted on 02/12/2005 10:06:58 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: SeaBiscuit

I am running XP and I bought the version that was out just before Symantec bought Powerquest.

But I haven't installed it on the system in the CMStracker case, and I don't know where my box is for it.


504 posted on 02/12/2005 10:10:30 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Howlin

So what is the most intensive think you do with your computer, that takes time to get what you want?


505 posted on 02/12/2005 10:11:33 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Howlin

One thing you COULD do, since you have an 80gig drive, and the "sytem" does not usually need more then 15 or 20gig, for its needs::

DO a Partition. That is what I have done.

I wanted my music and video files to be in a seperate location from the "c" drive. Like you , I have a lot of them. SO, I partitioned my drive, and have 2 "virtual" drives, labelled "c" and "D". I have over 40 gig for my media space, this way.

The DOWNSIDE of this, is if you lose a drive, it is ALL lost. Last month, I lost hard drive. Luckily, I had seen it coming.I had tied another drive in place and had backed up MOST of my files, so, when, after new years, the driev died, I did not liose too much. BUT.. Until I could get windows reloaded, I was wihtout a computer ,for 8, loonnnnggg days!!!!!!!

BTW-- good job, with the regedit fix. THAT can be tricky!!

I was out, till a little bit ago, with my sister, seeing "hitch", with Will Smith. Not too bad, not too dirty. Might be worth seeing, none of the usual, black on white racism, as in some of those kind of movies, and it is FUNNY.


506 posted on 02/12/2005 10:14:49 PM PST by Rca2000 (Helping to swing the swing state of Ohio to "W")
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To: Howlin
Another very easy option is this:

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Maxtor OneTouch II 250GB External Hard Drive, MODEL E01G250, Retail

Model#
E01G250
Item # N82E16822144364

Specifications:
Capacity: 250GB
Average Seek Time: 9.0 ms
Buffer: 16MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: FireWire/iLink/1394, USB 1.1 or 2.0 and SBP-2 compiant
Features: Maxtor OneTouch II, Easy push-button backup, Maxtor Drivelock, interface for drive management, security, backup and restore
Packaging: Retail Box


507 posted on 02/12/2005 10:21:23 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
So what is the most intensive think you do with your computer, that takes time to get what you want?

Intensive? 'Splain please.

508 posted on 02/12/2005 10:27:13 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin

Well you said you wanted things to run faster.....what things?


509 posted on 02/12/2005 10:28:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Actually, that's even better than just a 2nd hd. Especially if you have more than one pc, just back em all up to the usb drive.


510 posted on 02/12/2005 10:28:22 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: SeaBiscuit

Not sure how the restore works if you loss the system's hard drive unless they supply a CD that you can boot from.


511 posted on 02/12/2005 10:30:32 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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I need some help with CD drives (Vanity) ^
  Posted by Howlin
On General/Chat ^ 02/12/2005 1:50:43 PM PST · 510 replies · 2,671+ views

512 posted on 02/12/2005 10:35:44 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh, DUH.

I burn a lot of CDs and photo CDs; and it seems like Adobe Photo Album and ACDSee take forever to open. Photo Story, label makers, stuff like that.

The only game I play is Collapse II.


513 posted on 02/12/2005 10:37:19 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin
Adobe Photo Album and ACDSee take forever to open.

Memory would definitely help that....

514 posted on 02/12/2005 10:38:40 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Howlin

DriveImage and TrueImage will restore from bootable floppy or bootable CD in case the hd is unbootable.

Howlin, besides and increase in speed by adding more ram, your system will be more stable, when system memory gets too low (and it will at 256mb), then it becomes unstable and you get crashes which causes data corruption, file system damage. Definitly get more ram.


Well, Wifey is calling... good nite all.


515 posted on 02/12/2005 10:45:01 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: SeaBiscuit

Who has the best buy??


516 posted on 02/12/2005 10:45:53 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin

Go to newegg, they are by far the best in price and reliability for service and delivery, and returns. I have bought gobs of stuff from them over the years, have never been disappointed.


517 posted on 02/12/2005 10:47:50 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: SeaBiscuit; Howlin

Newegg, and FRey's , PC CLub is where I get my stuff.

If you are not near a large Metro area, mail order is a good option, I have multiple Frey's to choose from here, so I go there first , but always check out things on the internet first.


518 posted on 02/12/2005 10:52:16 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Howlin

BTW, if your just interested in getting memory, you might want to buy direct from Crucial, they have some of the most stable and solid memory out there, with a lifetime gurantee. There website has an easy to use configurator that will help you determine the exact memory modules needed by a specific pc. They also have free shipping.

http://www.crucial.com/index.asp


519 posted on 02/12/2005 10:55:12 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: SeaBiscuit; Howlin

Time to call an end to the fun here.....


520 posted on 02/12/2005 11:08:17 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yep me too, gotta hit the sack. Nite all.


521 posted on 02/12/2005 11:10:05 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: Howlin

Is that what cured your computer? Two registry alterations you did?


522 posted on 02/12/2005 11:24:15 PM PST by dennisw (Qur’an 9:3 “Allah and His Messenger dissolve obligations.”)
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To: dennisw

I don't know if Howlin is still up, but yes.


523 posted on 02/12/2005 11:46:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I order from New Egg ..... two orders in the last month and I don't have to pay sales tax :)


524 posted on 02/12/2005 11:55:56 PM PST by dennisw (Qur’an 9:3 “Allah and His Messenger dissolve obligations.”)
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To: Howlin
Howlin, glad you tracked it down- I was away from the computer last night except to check in for a fast look, and didn't have a chance to do more than skim the replies.

We have tech help here as good as any of the techie forums I visit- once you wade through all the "are you logged in?" fooling around.

525 posted on 02/13/2005 3:35:55 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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To: dennisw

Yep. Amazing, isn't it?

Thanks for your help, dennis.


526 posted on 02/13/2005 5:13:57 AM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin

Sure beats messing with the connectors inside the computer......which I don't mind but .....


So what was the culprit in your CD recognition problems?


527 posted on 02/13/2005 5:30:51 AM PST by dennisw (Qur’an 9:3 “Allah and His Messenger dissolve obligations.”)
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To: dennisw

I have NO clue; I just did what you all told me to to try to get it to work; the link I followed to find those instructions was sent to me in Freepmail six hours before I read it.......LOL.


528 posted on 02/13/2005 5:35:01 AM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Rca2000
I lived in Cinti for over a year.. when you were a youngster. It was the home of my hubby's family.. The white Oak area. It was the WORST snowstorm season (77 I believe)) they had in a long time. It was bitter bold also. Not good snow to play in. We had out of town guests & they were snowed in with us for many days.

Here near Cleveland our high bill was due to a big house, mom who is 86 & always cold (she stays in her room w/space heater in addition but still thinks the house "has a chill'. The home could be considerably cooler for me. Just put on another sweater.

When the oil furnace died a few years ago I decided on a gas. The price then was lower & the fuel cleaner.

I bike in your area now & then.. start around Yellow Springs & go north & south towards Indian Hills. The little Miami trail. Lots of nice communities to explore on the trail & take cross roads thru communities & countryside. Loved the tall stack festival last year. My the waterfront has changed. When I lived there the Ky shore was ugly industrial & a haven for ladies of the night. Now it is a showplace. Cleveland's waterfront on Lake Erie has had much of the same metamorphosis in same time frame.

Quick note...I am now responding to your note. Hope someone was able to help Howlin.
529 posted on 02/13/2005 5:49:27 AM PST by DollyCali (Lt. Gen. James Mattis = My kinda Guy! A Patriot & a Warrior.))
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To: dennisw
You guys aren't worth a damn when a someone's M$ installation is hosed. Where are you clowns to lend a helping hand.

Go blow yourself. Some of us have lives. We don't spend every waking moment on FR.
530 posted on 02/13/2005 2:19:20 PM PST by Bush2000
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To: Howlin
CD Gone! Problems loading CD writing software
531 posted on 02/13/2005 2:26:51 PM PST by Bush2000
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To: Bush2000

Where were you last night? LOL.

Can you believe that did it?


532 posted on 02/13/2005 2:44:22 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Bush2000

http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/35761/


533 posted on 02/13/2005 2:45:20 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin
OK...so are you going to give the "play by play"...on how you solved your problem?

OR, did you already?

FRegards,

534 posted on 02/13/2005 2:47:50 PM PST by Osage Orange ("Political interest can never be separated in the long run from moral right" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Osage Orange

Well, six hours later, from post 417:

To resolve this behavior, follow these steps:
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
Locate the LowerFilters value under the same key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.






It took all of 2 minutes. :-)


535 posted on 02/13/2005 2:51:08 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin
Great..!!

Glad you got it fixed.....

FRegards,

536 posted on 02/13/2005 2:54:18 PM PST by Osage Orange ("Political interest can never be separated in the long run from moral right" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Bush2000

You're a day late and a dollar short. You Micro Softies were of no dang use for Howlin's problem. It's been fixed already. With the same reg edit you posted but fixed ages ago.


537 posted on 02/13/2005 3:16:04 PM PST by dennisw (Qur’an 9:3 “Allah and His Messenger dissolve obligations.”)
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To: Howlin
Where were you last night? LOL.

Busy having a life.

Can you believe that did it?

Yep.
538 posted on 02/13/2005 4:39:10 PM PST by Bush2000
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To: dennisw
You're a day late and a dollar short. You Micro Softies were of no dang use for Howlin's problem. It's been fixed already. With the same reg edit you posted but fixed ages ago.

Remind me why I care. I don't spend every waking moment on FR. It's kind of hobby thing for me. I would suggest that you get a life. And, if one isn't available, a clue.
539 posted on 02/13/2005 4:40:28 PM PST by Bush2000
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To: Bush2000
Busy having a life.

Well, you don't have to be so snarky about it; so do we; that's just what we were doing last night.

540 posted on 02/13/2005 5:16:39 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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