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CD rom and DVD drives don't work

I'm new @ using computers. Recently recieved my dad's computer because he passed away.When I booted system and tryed to play a CD in the drive a prompt said can't play no device attached. Opened tower and noticed the module below the floppy drive was sliding back and forth.I pushed it back into position like the module below and it finally began to work.But now it's not working again. How can I secure the module into place and even though it's not secured right now it seems to be in the right position but is back to not working again. It's a compaq desk pro tower model number PS7201-2C and the connector to the module is marked P5
Thank you, sincerely James Clisset

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It might be the problem arised due to it worn out and not in use for a long.

Try using it after a cleaning with vaccum cleaner and wrap out dust from everywhere (means internal as external if possible)

Then reply the status after this.. as far as the description says it may need manual inspection or worsely replacement.

Best of Luck,
Scott

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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Ntldr is missing at startup


To fix your problem please follow the below steps.
1. Locate your Windows XP/2000 installation disc and place it in your CD/DVD ROM drive. If you don't have this disk, then you cannot proceed further.
2. Restart your computer.
3. When the computer restarts press any key on your keyboard when you are prompted, "Press any key to enter setup." Most computers are configured to boot to another device other than a hard drive. Since the Windows XP/2000 installation disk is bootable, you should see the prompt. However, if you don't see the prompt you may need to change your boot priority in your BIOS. To do so, enter the system BIOS by following the onscreen instructions upon startup. Then navigate to the Boot Priority menu and modify another device, such as a CD-ROM to boot prior to the hard drive. Then reboot your computer.
4. After you have pressed any key, the Windows XP/2000 setup screen will appear. After loading, press the "R" key to repair the Windows installation. The screen will appear black. The computer requests which installation you would like to log in. Generally speaking, press "1" and "Enter." If you have more than one hard drive or more than one partition, the procedure may be different. You must know which hard drive or partition your Windows operating system is installed in. You are subsequently prompted for a password. If you haven't set up one up, you can just leave the query blank and press "Enter." The phrase "c:\WINDOWS>" and a blinking cursor subsequently appear.
5. Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\windows" (without quotes), where "D" is the letter of your CD/DVD ROM drive (your optical drive may be different, especially if you have more than one). Eject the CD from the drive and type "Exit" (without quotes) to restart your computer. The NTLDR file will be copied from the installation disc to your hard drive.
Thanks for contacting Fixya. Have a good day.

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I have a HP Pavilion Elite m 9357c that willnot boot up. The screen goes black and says Disk Boot Failure,Insert system Disk and press enter


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Seeing as you've recently replaced the power supply , ime assuming you didnt dismantle the whole computer , just the power leads coming from the power supply, which means you only moved power , not data cables.
This would be the first thing to check -- power to the harddrive and cd rom, the 4 pin connector that sometimes connects to the motherboard and any data cables you might have bumped while changing the power cables. check these things and post here again.
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