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I am running win98se with intel celeron.When I turn on the computer it loads everything okay and lists my cd rom and cd r but when I try to use either of these it does not recognize the drives.If I go into my system properties it doesn't list a cd rom at all.They worked fine the other day.I downloaded Norton Systemworks and it said I was using 100% of my memory so I deleted a few things but I am sure I didn't delete anything to do with these drives.They were programs that I deleted.
 
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Virus scan your boot sector and look for "anti.exe" this has been known to prevent cd drives from being accessed and devours system resources.
 

amb4809

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Thanks,I ran a virus check..everything was clean.I can't find any file named anti.exe. I went and bought a book"Scott Muellers Upgrading and Repairing PCs...am hoping to find answer to my problem.
 
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I want to reformat the hd in my old gateway. I have instructions on doing so but was unsuccessful and just discovered that the cdrom drive is not recognizing any cd that I put in, the light is not coming on, nothing shows up when I try to 'find files or folders' in the d drive. I have spent all afternoon in online chat with gateway technicians with no success. I have gone through many steps and instructions, reseated the cables to the cdrom drive, tried to install real mode drivers, and now they are telling me that I have to buy a 'lens cleaning disc', which I just ordered. I am feeling very frustrated!

Does anyone have any other ideas, suggestions, or possible solutions? Bringing it in for repair is last resort for $ reasons. (I have run my virus program and found no 'anti.exe')

Thank you for any assistance!
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ps. I have also tried to remove the drive in device manager and restart....with no success.
 

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I have Regcleaner installed and it has an option to configure old hardware settings,so I did and it reinstalled every chip, port and drive in my computer.It now recognizes all drives but now it is telling me that I have no on board audio chip(although it says it is installed,driver and all)looks like it is going to be a long night:eek:
 
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