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Cd drives there but not there!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by DerangedDad, Jan 6, 2003.

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  1. DerangedDad

    DerangedDad Thread Starter

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    After having my USB ports activated at a shop, my cd drives (F: and G:) Do not work.
    They are recognised and loaded at start up, can be found in the device manager, but not in windows explorer. This sounds like a little bit different problem than the ones where they aren't showing anywhere.
    I have tried deleting them, and having win98 try and find new hardware again. If it does, then it assigns both cd drives the same drive letter. When that happened I thought maybe the problem was conflicing drive letters and changed one. That didn't work and now I can't even get that to happen.
    I'm at a loss here, any suggestions?
    Rob
     
  2. rugrat

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    You may have used up all of your default drive letters. Go to start, run and type sysedit, In your config.sys file
    Add the line "lastdrive=z" without quotes.
    This will allow windows to see drives beyond letter E

    SeeYa
     
  3. DerangedDad

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    Thanks for giving me something to try. I added that line and rebooted and no luck. It shows they are being assigned a drive letter in the device manager under properties of each drive. But it was doing that before I added anything.
    Any other ideas? I need my cd drive to work!!
    :confused:
     
  4. DerangedDad

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    Okay,
    Don't know what I did to fix the problem. But its fixed! I changed out a cdrom and the ribbon wire. Now its back to normal. Thanks for the help anyway. I will definitely come back for more assistance. And maybe be able to give a point in the right direction if someone has a problem I have encountered.
     
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