cdrom drive not attached (Please reply asap)

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Gary300

Thread Starter
Joined
Jul 4, 2003
Messages
183
Hello everyone!

I posted on here about two weeks about my friends CDrom drive not being attached. I looked in his Device manager and there was a CDrom drive in there and it was listed "This device is working properly".. The cd lid ejects and closes, the light blinks when the computer is restarted, but when I try to play a CD, it says "No CDrom Attached"

If the light is blinking and there is a CD player/Rom in his device manager, then how is it saying not attached? All of the cables have to be connected, right?

I'm going over to his house to look at it in a half an hour.
I need some quick info!

Thanks Guys!
Gary
 
Joined
Sep 12, 2003
Messages
664
(1) check the cables
(2) right click mycomputer go to properties/device manager-click the plus sign next to CD ROM highlight the CD ROM if it is listed and click properties in that box. It should tell you if it is working correctly.
That's all the input I have although there is a way to go to RUN and type in something like SFC asnd it will check your system files
Good Luck
 

Styxx

Banned
Joined
Sep 8, 2001
Messages
4,888
Boot into Safe Mode - (tap F8 twice per second during a restart; Choose option number three (3) in the Windows Startup dialog box using the arrow keys below the Delete key, and strike the Enter key; Click Ok when prompted);

Right click My Computer; Point to Properties; Click the Device Manager tab; Click the plus sign beside CDROM; Highlight each device inside CDROM, each in turn, and click the Add/Remove button until no main CDROM entry is present.

Repeat with each device below that, Display Adapters etc. (see exceptions below), removing all duplicate entries inside a main heading. If duplicates are present, remove all those Duplicate Entries Only, inside a main heading.

Do Not bother Hard Disk Controllers, System Devices, and USB controllers.

Restart via the Start button and Windows will redetect, refresh and only replace those devices needed. There is no use for 2 keyboards, CDROM etc. as those duplicates cause some of the errors you describe.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Members online

Top