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Old 05-12-2002, 01:09 PM   #1
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Wondering if somebody can help me. My burner and ny other cd-rom drive are not being recognized in windows. I have opened my tower and unplugged and re-plugged the data and power cables, but this did not resolve the problem. I also can't go online (not a big problem), but to resolve this I need to use the windows CD. Does anybody have any ideas about what to do? Thanks.
Old 05-13-2002, 02:47 AM   #2
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First off...

What Windows version is this?

Do you have the Windows CD?

Have you tried Control Panel --> Add Hardware?


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Old 05-14-2002, 02:36 AM   #3
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well usually you wouldnt have to add hardware like that.
Is this a new problem, or something you've had for a while? Checked your system for viruses etc.?
Do your cd drives show up in your bios? Trying auto-detecting them again?
Can you access them in DOS mode?
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