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Cris_Cr0ss

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1: My Video card Evega 6600 AGP video card fan makes alot of noise for some strange reason

2: My Pioneer DVR-109 is no longer recognized by my computer, I tried playing around with power cables to see if there was an issue because i had unplugged it for testing purposes and now it just wont recognize it.
 
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Hi,
Is your Pioneer a PCI or USB device?
If it's USB then after unplugging you'll need to plug into the same port.

As for the noise...it might be dust.

Cheers
 

Cris_Cr0ss

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no its a dvd drive so its plugged in via IDE cables and the regular power cables
 

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If it appears in Device Manager with an error code, try this fix.

Fix for missing DVD/CD drives.

Create a text file with NOTEPAD containing the following data exactly as below and name it FIXCD.REG
You should have 3 boxes on the bottom in NOTEPAD.
1)Filename : fixcd.reg
2)Save as type: all files
3)Encoding: ANSI
If you do not change it from txt type to All files type, then the file will actually be fixcd.reg.txt, this won't accomplish the desired result

Double click on the file and say yes to the merge into registry question.

----------------------- Use text after this line, contents of FIXCD.REG -----------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
"UpperFilters"=-
"LowerFilters"=-

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdr4_2K]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdralw2k]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdudf]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UdfReadr]
------------------------------ Use text before this line --------------------------------
 
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sounds like it arched itself when unplugging, Was the Power on when you either unplugged or plugged it in? And I mean even the switch in the back. or pluged into the wall.
 

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im not sure what you mean by 'arch itself' but no i had the computer completly off and i had grounded myself before unplugging it that includes power outlet..
 
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meant "arced" Sorry.- you say "i had grounded myself before unplugging it that includes power outlet.. " how do you ground yourself prior to pulling the plug? Just curious. Typically you pull the plug, open case, and then ground yourself to the chassis.
 

Cris_Cr0ss

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from my freshman tech class i learned to ground myself by leaving the psu still plugged in and touching it, then i go on to unplug the power cords and get to work.
 
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Ok lets see, some stupid questions,
1) Did you make sure its proparly connected?
2) Have you swoped the IDE cable?
3) Are the jumpers correct?
4) Did you unplug, startup without, shutdown and reconnected the drive?
5) Does the ROM light flash when inserting a disk or even open?

I dont mean to sound condersending but I would just like more details.

Thanks,
Cheers
 

Cris_Cr0ss

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1) yes
2) yes
3) yes they havent been touched as it was working before
4) no i unpluggged then shutdown
5) yes it does open

May I add that now XP is recognizing my DVD Drive but it wont let me use it, for example any blank media is read as not empty and everytime i have a cd/dvd in the drive n open my computer, my computer hangs and i need to remove the drive. What do you recomend?
 
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