[SOLVED] cd rom disappears

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software conflict, resource conflict, drive controller going bad, flaky motherboard, cd-rom failing. Could even be a power supply issue with the drive failing to initialize.
 

bigbob97838

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AceCandy & gotrootdude, I have been working on this computer for about a week I just did a full system recovery with the 7 disks that I had to order from Hewlett-Packard everything was going just fine ( AND THEN ) it started all over again When my buddy brought this over and asked if I could help him with it It had some virus that corrupted 155 files So that is where I started I will check all the connections and install a new ribbon cable on the cd rom I know he would like to get his computer back and I will be happy to be able to give back to him working right. I have what is I am sure a dumb question Is it possible for a virus to stay in the computer after doing a complete system recovery? If so what do I do now?
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I wouldn't think so, unless one of the disks contained one. But to be safe, run a virus scan.
 

bigbob97838

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Thanks AceCandy
I did the virus scan , new cable , checked connections, pulled out my hair, none of that helped, Any more ideas? I think my next step is to change out the cd rom What do you think?
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Yep, definitely the next step....it could be going out slowly.......
 

bigbob97838

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Thanks for your help it was verrrrry much needed and appreciated. I switched out the cd-rom and that took care of the problem. Thanks again this site is the best

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You can hit the report thread button and ask for it to be marked solved....but since I'm following it anyway, I can do it now ;)

Glad things are working again. It's a shame that the CDROM drives are throw away devices anymore :(
 
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