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lost cd-romdrive while installing graphics card card doesn,t work right either

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rayandjulia, Dec 26, 2001.

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  1. rayandjulia

    rayandjulia Thread Starter

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    I have lost my cd rom windows will not acknowledge that it is there although on start up is is shown as being found. thanks for the help with the video card.:D
     
  2. RonK

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    Welcome to the forum Ray and Julia,

    Recheck all the cables and make sure they are plugged in properly.

    When you install a new video card you have to remove ALL drivers for the old card.
    Uninstall the drivers for the old card in Add/Remove Programs and if you don't have the option there, check in Control Panel/Device Manager and make sure there are not 2 cards showing under Display Adapters. If the old one is still showing, Highlight it and click Remove.

    Uninstall the new video card drivers, restart then re-install the new drivers.
     
  3. slipe

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    If you are still having problems with the CD-ROM after you get the video card sorted out: Right click My Computer>Properties>Device Manager. Double left click the CDROM heading and highlight your CD-ROM drive. Go to the bottom of the device manager box and select “Remove” with the CD-ROM drive highlighted. OK the dire warnings and reboot. It will reinstall your CD-ROM drive.
     
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