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My disc drive will not open so im unable to install software plz can u help?

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You can use a a paperclip. If you look just under where the drive opens there's a very small hole. If you put an unbent paperclip in there and push the drawre should open.

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I have an acer aspire x1200-b1601a with a cd/dvd drive that will not open without putting the tip of a knife along the edge and prying it open. the "magic" pinhole is behind the case's cover and cann



CD-ROM, DVD, or other disc tray not opening Locking device or software installed First, verify no locking software installed that prevents the tray from opening. If you are unsure, reboot the computer and as it is booting up, eject the tray. If the tray can eject as it is booting, but stops working after loading your operating system, something is being loaded that is preventing the drive tray from opening. Programs used to burn CDs are a common culprit.
Bad eject button If you are running Microsoft Windows, open My computer, right-click the disc drive icon and choose the option to eject. If this ejects your CD-ROM drive tray, the button on the disc drive is defective, and it is recommended that the drive be replaced.
No power to computer or disc drive If you have recently installed a new optical drive or you have moved the computer, the power cable to the CD-ROM may have become loose or disconnected. Reseat the power cable to make sure this is not the problem.
CD stuck within drive If you suspect that a CD may be stuck within the drive, the tray needs to be ejected manually. Look for the small manual eject hole that ( not the head phone jack) located on the front of the drive. Unwind a paper clip and place one end of the paper clip into the hole to eject the CD-ROM tray.
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If CD-ROM tray opens part of the way, pull it gently to see if you can get it to open fully. If it cannot be opened any further, it is likely that the gears within the CD-ROM drive have become damaged or dislodged. But usually, a stuck CD is blocking the way.

Caution: If you are able to open the CD-ROM drive using a paper clip, we do not recommend continuing to do so. This is meant to be used as a temporary solution; the drive should be replaced.

What to do if CD or DVD stuck in drive? Note: This document is for disc drives with a disc in the drive that prevents the tray from opening. See our CD-ROM, DVD, or other disc tray not opening document, if the tray is not opening at all or doesn't seem to be getting power.
If the CD or DVD is not set into the disc tray correctly, it could be sticking up above the surface of the tray, causing it to get stuck with then tray tries to open. In this case, it may be possible gently shake the computer and move the CD or DVD into the correct place in the tray, allowing the drive to open. However, use caution when doing this, as you do not want to shake the computer too much, or you could damage other components.
If this is a desktop computer, you can prevent damage to the computer by opening the computer and removing the disc drive in order to shake or rotate the drive. When the drive is out of the computer, you can manually release the tray by inserting a paperclip into the manual eject hole.

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In the case of a laptop computer or a slot load disc drive, since the CD or DVD does not sit in a tray, it cannot be shaken in order to adjust the disc. If the disc is visible you may be able to move the disc a bit by hand, enough to allow the drive to eject the disc. Again, be careful in doing so, as you could damage the disc or drive in the process.
If you're still unable to get the disc out of the drive after following the above steps, it may be a damaged drive and should be replaced. If the disc in the drive is an important disc and you believe the drive is bad, the drive can be disassembled in order to remove the disc. In the case of a laptop or computer with a slot load disc drive, the computer needs to be serviced in order for the drive the be replaced and the disc to be removed.

reference: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001487.htm

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How to open driver door


Do you mean the disc drive tray won't open? Or do you mean you have a front panel cover on your computer that won't open? If the disc drive tray won't open it could just be stuck, if you look closely at your disc drives front panel you'll see a small hole, take a paper clip our some thing about 3 inches long that will fit in the hole insert it into the hole you'll feel it bottom out if you push on the paper clip firmly your disc drive door will open, ( I would do this with the computer turned off) If there's a disc in there take it out if not just push the try back closed don't force it completely closed it will do that itself, now turn on your computer let it completely finish booting and see if it the drive works. If it does not it's probably time for a new disc drive. I hope this helps

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I HAVE A DELL GX620 DESKTOP COMPUTER IM TRYING TO INSTALL NEW WIN XP I GET A MESSAGE SELECTED BOOT DEVICE NOT AVAILABLE HOW DO I FIX THIS PROBLEM ?


Place your windows XP install disc into the dvd drive. Turn your desktop off. Then turn back on and tap F12. Then select your dvd drive instead of the HDD. This will boot your computer from the disc data instead of your HDD data.

Hope this helps

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Hi, could someone help me? I have this problem: I just upgraded from service pack 2 to 3 on windows ex pro., and now this computer wont detect cds on the drive. This means Im unable to install any programs...


Does the Device Mgr list the Cd drive ? if yes...then there is an issue with the SP3 not alloting a proper IRQ to the HW CD drive, is there any issue with the Drive in the Device Manager properties window ?
else
revert back to SP2 after doing a low-level full format...re-install WinXP SP2....
download this from piratebay and try to install WinXP again....
there could be some files missing in you WinXPSP3 CD

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4150301/MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.XP.SERVICE.PACK.3.v5.1.2600.5512.RTM.ENGLISH-W

this link will downlaod a small Torrent file....to use this u must have Bittorrent software...(downlaod it and install first) then open the small link file...Bittorrent will downlaod the full WinXPSP3 to you PC

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Unable to locate original software, no disc ever supplied with computer.


What software are you looking for? normally they will do a disk partition and have all software for the system installed on a a different drive partition and you can recover by hitting Del when it is booting up and then when the screen comes up it will ask you if you want to do recovery then just follow the prompts, If you have lost your drive you can reinstall over the top of old system unless you have a bad drive. If you need more help let me know, Also the Main software serial number should be attached to the computer on the back somewhere.

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I FORMATTED MY HARD DRIVE AND REINSTALLED WXP HOME EDIT. AND I CANT GET TO THE INTERNET MY DEVICE MANAGER SAYS ETHERNET CONTROLLER SOFTWARE NOT FOUND. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED, THANKS TOM...


There is a software disc that all drivers are free gift from Emachines, provided that this CDs is still on your hands.
Use that Software Disc Utility to install unknown LAN or Ethernet Device in your Emachines Desktop.
If your don't have that Disc then you download that freeware LAN drivers to the website manufacturer of Acer Emachines.
Or maybe you don't finish yet installing all devices such as VGA, & etc...
Click this link to open browser: www.acer.com
It's very easy to find out there.
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I AM UNABLE TO OPEN THE PRINT WORKSOFT SOFTWARE THAT I RECENTLY PURCHASED. THE DRIVE WILL NOT READ THE DVD AND I GET THE MESSAGE "INSERT **** IN TO DRIVE" .


Hello,

try to verify if your ROM can read DVD disc, or may be the disc is damage.

try to insert your software to other DVD rom to manually check the printworkshop. if read then, you DVD rom got error or what so ever causes. maybe it a system failure.

If you are sure that your ROM is working properly, then you have to consult the vendor of the print workshop.

may this help,

melnavz

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Unable to eject DVD drive.


plz open your cabinet and check the power cable and data cable, plz try with another power cable and with another data cable, if the problem is not solved then you have to change your dvd drive

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Windows XP and Vista are licensed Microsoft products. We cannot give out product keys you have to purchase them from Microsoft.

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