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Re: can this be fixed??
I'm assuming you've tried multiple CD's, DVD's, audio discs, etc with the same results... at this point, you're probably looking at a bad drive (something wrong with the electronics that's telling the computer to "eject" instead of "load") ....however, here's a trick I did once to fix this problem:
Close the CD tray, and just as it's closing, hold on to it and keep it from closing ...again, the drive's probably bad, so you're not going to hurt it...the drive will fight you for a moment, then open back up. Now try closing it again (with the button) and see if it stays this time.
If so, woo-hoo! If not, time to head to the store :)
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This is not something that can be fixed in a few lines,so the best thing to do is go to "alldatadiy.com". About $30US will get you a very specific diagram and steps to help you put your engine back together the right way. You could also try to get the Haynes manual for it at the auto parts store or a chain store like Wal-Mart that has an automotive section. Hope this helps.
It sounds like your windows OS installation has been corrupted. Your computer might have a recovery partition like many HP models do.
Try hitting F11 when you first turn on the computer (watch the screen in the corners. It may say something like hit "F2 to go to BIOS or F12 to choose a boot device/ etc. Each computer is different in this regard).
If you can get into the recovery partition you may be able to do a windows repair. Alternatively, if you have your windows disc you can boot off the cd and run the windows repair tool like that.
I would HIGHLY recommend manually backing up any and all important files first. If you have a USB enclosure use that to pull the drive out and hook it up to another computer. If you dont then I would run a bootalbe version of linux or something and transfer your files to a USB drive or burn to a cd. See here to download ubuntu.
similar story trying to fix friend's 5420. She had trashed Vista and lost any&all original discs. Well, who needs vista anyway...it's not one of M$'s better efforts. TRY THIS, download LinuxMint from a reliable source, burn a "live CD". put into drive, boot machine, during boot press "Alt"+"F12", select CD to boot from. See how it feels.
Wait couple minutes for boot to finish then manually click on tiny icon next to network icon to load wireless driver, (don't ask...), on bottom right of screen.
Learn some new stuff, toss some windows. enjoy.
For $40, buy a replacement CD/DVD reader/writer, to replace the "dead" device -- much cheaper than paying a qualified technician to try to trouble-shoot, and then make the same "replace it" recommendation.
The New Hardware Wizard comes up whenever a new device is connected to the computer. At this point, you would usually put the CD into the drive and proceed from there.
Since you have lost the CD, go to http://www.praktica-uk.com/dload.php and select "Driver download for Practica SlimPix 5200" from the drop down list. Click on the Icon and download the file SlimPix 5200.zip. Unzip the file into a new folder and connect the camera. This time, when the New Hardware Wizard comes up, direct the wizard to the new directory rather than let it search for the drivers.
which burn prog do use? if it is the one that comes with windows, leave it, install a freeware prog like Imageburn, try to burn with this one,(doublecheck) if still failure, check if - cd/dvd burner works/reads other cd's properly - the right driver (support CD!!) is installed
else plze come back with details on hardware, win version and burn program u use.
Are you trying to Play Burned CD's???? If Not, This IS a Common Problem on Chevy CD Players, My 95' Silverado went out and it was going to cost as Much for a New one as for an Aftermarket. Went Aftermarket. A LOT of people are having the Same Problems.
There might be a problem with your dvd lense of your dvd burner,sometimes it happen when the burner software dont recognise cd or dvd..also i would like to suggest you to use original burner software for burning cd dvd's...sometimes it also happen that the burning software dont burn certain types of audio or video files.for eg nero 6 dont convert .vob files to convert.
------------------------------------------- Please let me know your feed-back.
1. see to it that you have set your burning software to write to the disk.
2. try to use it on a cd, if it finishes the job, something is wron with your dvd drive.
3. make sure that the drive you have is really a dvddrive and not a cd drive.
4. upgrade youe burning software.