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Cdrom Not Working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by olebill429, May 21, 2003.

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  1. olebill429

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    I just got this hp machine with Windows 95 in it. It will start up just fine, but if you shut it down, it won't restart for at least half an hour. In addition the cd krom icon is missing from the My Computer and it doesn't work :confused:
     
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    What does it do when you try to restart it, does it try to power up at all????

    CDROM, when you start the machine does the light on the front of the cdrom blink at initialization. Do you see it recognized on the post initialization screen???
     
  3. olebill429

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    When I hit the switch, nothing happens, then after about thirty minutes, I hit the button and it starts right up. Yes the cd light comes on and even when I put a cd into it , the light comes on and then goes out and nothing happens,
     
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    perhaps I should clarify this. In the morning when I turn the machine on, it boots up and in the process it recognizes the cd rom, then if for some reason I turn it off, it then makes me wait some thirty before it will start anything. Meanwhile if I put a disk into the cdrom the light will come on and stay for a while, then go out and nothing happens.
     
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    If the PC has a fan sensor, it could be a fan not starting to spin right when you first boot. It could also be a bad power supply failing to give a flat voltage to the board. It could also be the outlet if you have to many devices plugged into it. Try it on a different outlet, by itself without the monitor on the same plug if possible.
     
  6. olebill429

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    I have a packerd bell 2950 with windows 95, I am trying to fix it up for some poor people. The cdrom icon is missing from the MY COMPUTER screen, it also does not work, yet the computer recognizes it at bootup, and the little light comes on at boot up, it will also light up when you install a disk. This machine also refuses to startup after shut down, but after thirty minutes it will come on and boot up, I asked this yesterday, but possibly didn't explain all my problems. HELP HELP :confused:
     
  7. adapterJohn

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    Hi, one guess, if it only starts again after 30 minutes, I guess the problem must relate to your power. The same applies to your cdrom problem I think. Perhaps you may try to reinstall the OS and see what will be happening then.
    Good luck.
     
  8. olebill429

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    YES I THOUGHT OF REINSTALLING OS, BUT ITS ON A CD AND OF COURSE THE CD ROM DOESN'T WORK, SO THERE i SIT, AND OF COURSE I AM ALMOST COMPLETELY COMPUTER ILLITERATE
     
  9. adapterJohn

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    Perhaps you may change another stronger power supply to see if it works. To exchange power supply is relatively easy...
     
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    Bill, I've merged both of your threads. It'll be much easier to assist you if you'll keep everything related to this problem together in one thread ;)
     
  11. olebill429

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    okay the power supply fixed the start up problem, I have since formatted the harddrive, and now having trouble getting windows 95 back in there, it keeps saying the cd drive is missing
     
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    Congratulation~!
    Then perhaps you can try in DOS mode, to see if you can find the cdrom there, otherwise change another CD-ROM. If it works fine with the other CD-ROM, then your original CD-ROM is defect.
     
  13. brianF

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    silly question maybe, but being as you are installing win95 did you load real mode drivers for the cdrom. If not, it's not gonna work me thinks.

    A win98 startup disk would install generic cdrom drivers for it if you choose the with cdrom support option, and you then should be able to install win95.

    Could be all wrong, been a long time since win95, but I don't think so
     
  14. Jedi_Master

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    Howdy there olebill429...

    You can also go here and download the W95 boot disk...
     
  15. olebill429

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    All right, I really appreciate all the info. I am sure that I will be able to get something done with these suggestions. The one thing that really bugs me is the missing cdrom icon missing before I started all this. The folks who owned it told me that it had been in a closet for a couple years, and hadn't been used. So now I will get to work and see what will be, Thanks a lot. Ole Bill
     
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