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First of all i'm not a computer person per say. But the problem i'm having is my cd rom is not working at all. It doesn't do anything when you install a music cd or try to burn a cd from Itunes for instance. The error messages i keep getting are. "cannot start this hardware" "there was a problem installing this hardware--CD ROM drive". "windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware" "the driver may be corrupted or missing (code 39). I've been on Gateways website and also windows website with no luck. I've been told to go into systems and delete "upperfilters" and "lowerfilters", but that has not worked. I've tried updating the drivers with no luck either. I just don't know what else to try?

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Check to see if the data cord is connected,or loose, from the CD to the mother board.

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Hi everyone, I was installing windows xp sp3 on my compaq desktop computer through my hard drive because my computer doesn't recognise cd roms, So I can't install through cd drives. It installed to...


Hi
Have you tried to go into your cmos settings and enable the settings to detect your cd rom
You should be able to use a external cd rom connected through your USB port to load and re-install windows and your drivers if you have the motherboard cd.
The problem is your limited in your options to work from the hard drive but a disk also gives you the option to repair the filing system and replace missing files.


The problem with installing windows on one pc and it not working on another pc is the motherboards are not compatible, and the configuration has to be similar or the same so the hard drive can boot up and communicate between the hardware and software.


Your options are use a CD rom, change your MB or google your problem and hope someone else was able to resolve this issue.



Cheers

Nov 26, 2012 | PC Desktops

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AMD - Advanced Micro Devices
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ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
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ASPI - Advanced SCSI Programming Interface
AT - Advanced Technology
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CAS - Column Address Signal
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Check to make sure all ribbon and power cables are securely attached to the CD/DVD-ROM if it shows up in my computer and the device manager you will need to replace the driver.

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I have a dell dimension 3000. I wiped the computer, installed OS disc, but it says FAIL every time I try to do anything with the utilities & drivers disc. I also have no internet because it won't...


Right click on My Computer>Manage>Device Manager>does your CD-ROM have a yellow ? or ! on it?
If so, then you somehow need to install a driver for your computer to recognize your drive. If you can get an external CD-ROM that connects to a USB port, maybe you can install the drivers that way. Once that CD-ROM is working, then you can get the drivers installed for your modem. Hope that helps!

Aug 04, 2011 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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How to boot from a USB CD/DVD ROM MY System is Dell Optiplex 170L Thanking in advance


If you want to boot from a external cd/dvd rom here's what to do.
  1. Connect your USB CD/DVD ROM to your computer.
  2. After connecting, you must start from boot up. so Reboot your computer.
  3. You must go to your bios settings, so during boot, press DELETE or if it doesn't work reboot again and try F2.
  4. Now once on the bios settings, search for the boot device, or boot priority.
  5. You must make your USB CD/DVD ROM as First boot, or just place it at the top of the list.
  6. You can adjust the position by pressing (-)minus and (+)plus signs in your keyboard.
  7. Now once the USB CD/DVD ROM is at the top. press F10 to save the changes and click Yes.
  8. And that's it. Your PC will now boot from the USB CD/DVD ROM.
Goodluck, Hope my solution will help, Please give some feedback regarding my solution.

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My driver for my cd rom drive on my t1842 desktop computer stops working and the cd drive disapears from the my computer window. I already tried reinstalling the driver 4 times and there is a problem each...


why dont you check the the cd rom on another computer and see if it experiences similar problems. If not try updating your bios and your drivers for cd rom. If you experience similar problems on another computer the drive might be failing. Consult the drive supplier and ask for a repair or replacement

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Cd/rom not working


Try deleting it in the device manager and then reboot your computer to see if it will detect it, then when it asks, point it to the driver.

Oct 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Files off my discs wont open or copy to my new pc


on these matter i have identified two possible cause of your problems.

1. You CD/DVD (discs) maybe damage.
2. Your CD/DVD rom was not able to read.

Solution:

1. to sure that the DVD/CD rom is functional try other discs (Any discs that that is clean and no traces of damage.(if work on another discs so DVD/CD rom is good if don't work your discs is good)

if not solve the problem maybe your system had a problem. update me in case.

Dec 16, 2007 | E-Machines D6405 (RBD6405) PC Desktop

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Windows


hard drives dont read cd's
does the door close?
if not close it.

1)left clik my computer
2)double clik the cd rom drive, making sure theres a disk in it.
3)right clik on my computer
device manager
look for a yellow exclamation point or red X where the cd-rom is.
high light the cd-rom
right clik
uninstall
restart the computer
windows will detect and re-install the cd-rom drive.
try a cd

if that doesnt work update windows

also buy a cd-rom cleaner at your local electronics store
clean the drive w/th cleaner
try a cd

if updating your driver for the cd rom drive and all ive suggested then its time for a new cdrom drive

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Cd-rom dvd


CDROM CAN NOT READ CD'S Try cleaning the lens using a high grade CD Lens Cleaner.

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