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Emachine computer need cd reinstalled

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    What is the model number?

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    chinthaka Jayasinghe May 11, 2010

    whats the model of the PC



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Access Control Panel; goto system information and check to see if a driver is installed for your cd rom. If not, try installing using the "add hardware" feature of Control Panel. Also make sure the cd rom drive has the power and IDE cable properly installed.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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    First, make sure the IDE cable and power is properly connected to your cdrom; then access Control Panel and System Information to check the status of your cdrom; if no driver is installed, install the cdrom using the add hardware function of Control Panel. If you have the installation disc from the cdrom mfr, use it to install.


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Press F11 couple of times when the computer is started and select the factory default setting.
This will make the computer to the date when the PC was purchased (Brand New).
Make sure you back up any important files or photos before you do this.

After you have done the default factory setting successfully insert the required CD'ss or DVD's to copy the operating system and the drivers for future use.

All the best!

Posted on Jul 27, 2009


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