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Solved: win 95 cd-rom help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by clonwebman, Jan 25, 2005.

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  1. clonwebman

    clonwebman Thread Starter

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    replaced hard drive win 95
    cd rom is not showing in "my computer"
    however it is listed in the startup
    add new hardware can't see it either
     
  2. norton850

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    Welcome to TSG

    How do you have the hard drive and CDROM hooked up? Are the on the same IDE cable and if so are your jumper settings OK?
     
  3. clonwebman

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    the cd-rom is on the secondary ide (this is where it is meant to be)
    i have tried all the settings in the bios ie (auto,user,disable,)
    could the pnp be off (how to get it on?)
    thanks
    i am located in Ireland
     
  4. norton850

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    So does the CD drive show up when you first start your system or when you go into BIOS?

    If yes go into Device Manager in control panel. Is the drive listed and stated to be working OK. Also check the status of the IDE/ATAPI controllers.

    And since this happened after you did some work inside the case double check all connections to the drive and motherboard.
     
  5. Couriant

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    It might be a driver conflict. Check the Device Manager for any conflicts.

    I do remember that it happens sometimes for no reason to me. Usually it corrects itself.
     
  6. clonwebman

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  7. clonwebman

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    There ARE conflicts in the device manager
    ok heres what happened origionally
    the old hard drive in this computer died (errors ).
    i replaced it with a drive also running on w95 from another computer
    i am unable to resolve the conflicts
     
  8. norton850

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    What are the conflicts? Can you post a screen shot of what you see?
     
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    That's the problem. Because the OS has the drivers installed from the previous computer, thats where the conflicts are coming from. I would suggest downloading the motherboards drivers and installing them. That should get the others to work. If not, remove all the devices in safe mode, restart so the machine can reinstall them.
     
  10. clonwebman

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    how do i go to to safe mode on win 95
    thanks for the help (y)
     
  11. clonwebman

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    i have found safe mode (F5) and have removed all refs to cd-roms that are not on the system.
    Still cannot see the cd-rom
     
  12. clonwebman

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    i put in another hard drive,booted from that upgraded to win 98 from that when i restarted (eventually)from the original all was well
    however it boots from d:
    thaks for the help and support (y)
     
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    ok cool. (y)
     
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