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Optical drives (cd/dvd) for the most part don't requires drivers in the sense other hardware does. That's why they work during boot.
sure it has power (ejects). Check Device Manager in Safe Mode by pressing F8
during boot. Right click My Computer > Manage. Select Device Manager >
View > Show Hidden Devices. Now delete all DVD/CD-ROMs and reboot. Windows
will say "New Hardware Found" and install.
BIOS by pressing F key (correct F key is noted during boot) and make sure
BIOS see's the Optical Drive.
To use the Acer recovery CD you need to boot up with the CD. Go into the BIOS setting and scroll through the settings until you come to Boot order. Then move the CD/DVD drive up as the first boot device and the hard disk as the 2nd boot device. When you boot up the Acer with the recovery CD in the CD/DVD drive then it will boot up with the Recovery CD.
Use the Acer recovery CD you need to boot up with the CD. Go into
the BIOS setting and scroll through the settings until you come to Boot
order. Then move the CD/DVD drive up as the first boot device and the
hard disk as the 2nd boot device. When you boot up the Acer with the recovery CD in the CD/DVD drive then it will boot up with the Recovery CD and follow the instructions.
have you change the settings of boot device from your bios?..in order for you to boot from CD or DVD once you install a windows, first go to your bios settings and change the boot device priority. The 1st boot should be the CD/DVD. Hope it helps thanks.
According to Acer's specifications for this particular notebook, the boot options do not allow for booting from external media, whether disks or thumb drives. The only options are local drive, cdrom/dvd, floppy devices and network boot. You can see for yourself here:
- is the BIOS set to boot from the hard drive ? - have u changed any drive setting in BIOS (sata mode, pata mode ...) - try to boot with a linux live cd, or with the vista dvd and see if they can see the drive ... if thay can, than most probably a reinstall of the OS would fix the problem, if not , check the BIOS settings, also make sure that the drive is properly fixed in it;s place, if posible test it on another laptop to be sure if it;s causing the probems or not ...
First, get XP hardware drivers from maufacturer website. Next, you need a Windows XP cd. Then, in the cmos setup (BIOS), set your system up to boot off the CD/DVD drive. Restart system with Windows XP in the the CD/DVD drive to insall.
yes put xp cd in go in bios 1st then set boot order to cd 1st top of list ok use plus mini keys to push it up then save changes rebooot in to cd xp hit any key then let it do its thing then it will ask u to formatt or repair or del partions ok u can del partions add new partions then formatt that then boot into xp ok fresh then update and install all drivers k
Follow this solution below, or use a paperclip inserted into the tray hole and it will open for a temporary measure, or go to your drive in my computer, right click and select eject and see if it will open.
Try also uninstaling your dvd in system properties, by right clicking and select delete, then restart pc to see if it's found again, but when the pc boots it should check the drive, you will notice the light on front of dvd light up, if not there is no power or the dvd is dead.