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CD drives not found

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by calmas, Apr 27, 2004.

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  1. calmas

    calmas Thread Starter

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    in my WIN 98 SE , 80486 computer I "lost" my (2) CDROM drives .
    This happened after a Norton scanning proccess .
    The rest of the system is working properly .

    What can I do ?
    Is it something with the BIOS setup ? :mad:
     
  2. dai

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    have a look in the bios and see if you can see them there if you carn't,check the eide cable has not come loose.
    if firmly connected,try another eide cable.
    the bios setting would not have changed unless you changed them or the cmos battery needs replacing
     
  3. calmas

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    the bios doesnnt see them. I will try to check the connecting cables .
    thanks anyway
     
  4. n2gun

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    Watch the screen during boot up Sometimes they will not show in bios. As long as they are set to auto in the bios it should show on booting. Try removing the drivers in the control panel and reboot and let windows detect them again.

    Also you can boot with a boot disk and see if you can access them there. It would let you know ifthey are working and if they are, the problem most likely is in windows.
     
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