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Re: why won't drive d open?
This is a common problem with old or poor quality DVD/CD players. Try going to My Computer, right clicking on the drive and selecting 'eject'. I this doesn't work then just replace the drive and all will be well. If the drive is not shown in My Computer then you must assume it is dead.
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For that you need recovery disk or winxp or vista bootable disk. Then boot your computer with disk. When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios.Then go to boot menu then set first boot device as your cd / dvd rom. Then save and exit . Then it boot with disk. Then follow the procedure and if you want previos windows then choose "r" option for repair. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks.
can you copy the disk onto a new folder on the desktop? if you can then there is no problem with the disk...you dont mention how old your computer is but if may be worth your while getting a dvd lens cleaner.does it read other disks ok? if so you might have a damaged cd and will have to look for a new disk. if the disk is not reading from your drive...ask a friend with a new computer ( clean drive lens ect ) and ask them to copy it for you.as long as it does not have a copy protection on it you will be ok, if it does you might have to ask the supplier of you e-machine for a new disk but they will prob ask for a charge
there's a small hole in the front of the disk drive close to the base of the tray and near the button used to open the drive. get a paper clip, open one end, hold carefully, and place it in the hole and push carefully till the drive opens.
to close, just push the tray back in firmly but without slaming it in. don't want to damage any of the gears inside.
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If you have your operating system disc. Then insert it in the cd drive and start up. You may have to change your BIOS to have it start from the CD drive. Allow your cd to run for a few minutes. Eventually it will stop and ask you if you want to load the operating system or if you want to repair it. Choose repair. That will fix your problem and allow you to get into Windows.
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If you are comfortable with opening your machine, you should power down, open case, disconnect the eide cable and power cable from drive. Reconnect both, close case, and power the machine back on. Allow Windows to recognize as new drive. You could also try updating the drivers under Device Manager as well.
If your comfortable opening the case, I would try disconnecting the reader from the mother board, and then reconnecting it. Sometime reseating the connections will fix it. Usually however the hardware is bad. If this is the case, you can get a replacement here http://www.skyline-eng.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=6082 IT's a little pricey though, may want to watch for the part number on Ebay.
You must find "eMachine" XP USB drivers for your computer.
If all USB support is "enabled" in BIOS, the conflict is with drivers.
XP is loaded with many generic drivers, however eMachines is proprietary and requires eMachine drivers for most on-board hardware.
Contact eMachines support to locate the drivers (if available).
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Hi fantisy, It's not uncommon for your DVD player to not have the drive letter you were expecting it to have. Let me show you. Place a CD or DVD in to your cdrom drive, close the drawl. Close any windows that may open Ok here we go. Right click once on the Start button, than slide up to & left click on Explorer. Take a look at the icons. Left click once on the - sign to the left of C:
The icon you see to the left of C: is a hard drive. Look down to your DVD drive, see the differance in the icon, (a cd on top of a hard drive icon). Your E-Machine also has a SD card reader. Each card slot also shows a hard drive icon. So drive D: is your DVD player & F, G, H & I are SD card reader drives. Windows just skipped letter E.
You can re-assign your drive letters through windows Computer Management. Type Computer Management in your help window. Under Overviews, Articles and Tutorials, is Using Computer Management. Clcik on it.In the right half of help click,
Open Computer Management (Local).
Once opened click Disk Management. Here is where you can re-assign drive letters.