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wierd boot and optical drives missing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by salamnder, Feb 9, 2008.

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  1. salamnder

    salamnder Thread Starter

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    When I boot my pc it freezes on the boot unless i press F10 and select my primary drive. If I press F2 to get into my bios it also freezes. Once I get into windows (booting slower then normal) I can not see my optical drives. The optical drives are showing in the device manager however. HELP PLZ

    My box: eMachine T6520 AMD 64 3400 with 2gb ram 2 hard drives and ati pci-e X800

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Try resetting CMOS. Unplug the machine and remove the battery for 30 minutes or so. You can do it faster if there is a jumper on your borad for clearing it.
     
  3. salamnder

    salamnder Thread Starter

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    Ok, reset the cmos, I can get into bios now. My pc was still hanging up on APCI on boot. I messed with CMOS settings until I got it right. Had to boot the primary HDD before the CDROM and it booted right up. Now I am still having problems seeing my optical drives. In the device man they are there but not "my computer" like nearly every comptuer out there, I have a burner and a player. All I want to do is play some BF 2 lol
     
  4. Elvandil

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    1. Click on START button, the click on RUN.

    2. Enter REGEDIT and press Enter.

    3. When REGEDIT starts, open up the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/
    {4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.

    4. After clicking on {4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} you should see two settings on the right-hand side:
    "Upperfilters"
    "Lowerfilters"
    Click on each of them, press DELETE and click YES.

    Or you can download this reg file to do the same thing.
     
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