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Re: dvd rom problem
As soon as a dvd writer drive only starts to play cd's, cdrw's or only reports that you have a CDRW drive when inserting a blank DVD, the writers laser is worn out or faulty and no longer recognises dvd's, and so needs replacing i'm afraid, but as you may know not all dvd drives are hot swapable and need to be replaced by a repairer.
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First you need a dvd-rom Then when starting the computer press F1 or F2 or esc to get into the bios. Set the boot order to boot from the dvd-rom first then the hard-drive. Put a windows install dvd in the dvd-rom. restart the computer. Press any key once the windows install comes up choose the partition or hard drive to format. You won't be able to format from windows directly unless it is a second partition. In the old days you could format using dos. You may be able to use a utility like Hiren's Boot CD to format
You can not format your hard drive using it's on software on the same hard drive. Because your notebook does not come with a DVD rom or CD rom what you need to do is to get yourself an external DVD rom which you connect to the computer with a USB cable. Then you use the disc of the operating system that you want to use on that Notebook. When you reboot the operating system disc will be recognized and on the screen you will be asked to press any key if you want to run the disc. So you will press and follow the instructions the rest will take you to formatting the disc and loading the operating system.
1. Boot the system form CD/DVD/BD Rom 2. Windows Visa take some time till a popup windows will appear . Click on Install. 3. You will see Hard Drive Partitions. 4. Click on the partition you wish to format 5. On the lower side of the windows , click on advance .You will see more options. 6. Click on format. 7. Setup will format the selected partition
the only way i know to do that is to format the hard drive. formatting the hard drive erases everything from the computer and reinstalls the operating system. to do this you need the disk for the operating system. put the disk into the cd/dvd ROM and then restart your computer. when the computer is starting up there will be commands that you can press at the bottom of the screen. press the button for booting from disk. this will take you through a bunch of things ask you if you want to do this. say yes to all of these and it will format your hard drive.
I hope this information was helpful, if you have any questions or comments please reply to this post and i will try to help out as much as possible
ok follow this steps now.
0. Configure your BIOS and select DVD/CD ROM Drive, SATA or IDE for the first booting of the system.
1. you should have CD/DVD ROM SATA or IDE. Any of it you can use for the operations, and it's should be attach on you system unit.
2. When you are done on step 1. You can now Enter the Vista DVD/CD Disk Installer inside the CD/DVD ROM SATA or IDE.
3 Restart your system unit to proceed to the operation.
4. Automatically the system will launch the Operating System Files and it will Record all your information inside your hard disk.
The easy way is to do this via the vista os CD or an old xp one.
You will need to reboot your PC as it starts up look out for 'boot options' and select boot from your cd drive. If you do not get this option then please reboot again then go into boot options and select your CD rom or DVD rom to be your boot device.
For both options after making the change and your have your CD i, you will be given to option to press any key.
make sure you select to reinstall windows, at this point you will be be given the option to format your hard drive.
If you need more info or the PC is a laptop with out a CD Rom / DVD rom let me know and I will go over other ways to format your hard drive.
CD Driver or CD Writer encounter such problems are a normal reading in data. Sometimes it does or not. To identify the real situation on your CD/CDWriter drive is very difficult to you. Here is the answer to your problem. # You use your CD/CDwriter drive for how many long years and now got a problem. # The speedometer of your CD/CDWriter (lens eye) can no longer read any available CD or have data's also or even BLANK DISC. # Use any CD CLEANER to clean up your CD/CDWriter Drive to remove the dust inside.
Its not a terminal problem but an issue with your CDWRITER or the application you use in performing CD Writing
1. Make sure you are using a Blank Empty CD
1. Try formating the Blank disks from Windows Explorer and not from the utility software
2. Check your CDWRITER settings (usually problems do not arise from here) you could set the settings default.
Are there any error messages when trying to write data on the CD?
I noticed you mentioned in a separate note that your DVD burner is shutting down your system whenever you try to copy files, which makes me wonder if you know how to go about installing DVD or CD drives into a system. I'm also wondering why you installed both a CDwriter and a DVDwriter into a single system. Normally only a technican or a highly qualified power user would have their computer using two or more optical drives. I think the simpliest answer for the time being would be for you to completely remove the CDwriter from the system and then see if the DVDwriter can do the job it is supposed to do. The reason I say this is I doubt you have configured the jumpers located on the back of the optical drives so that they can both operate properly on your system. When you bought the drives, a small sheet of paper should have been included with the drives that would let you know how to configure those jumpers else confusion would be created on your computer and this confusion COULD lead to mis-idendification of the drives by the computer's bios and that could and probably would cause much of what you have described regarding the computer shutdown and inability for one drive to function.