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Assuming that /media/cdrom0/ is the location of CD/DVD-ROM
To mount CD/DVD-ROM:
sudo mount /media/cdrom0/ -o unhide
To unmount CD/DVD-ROM:
sudo umount /media/cdrom0/ I wonder if maybe the DVD is there, but it hasn't been mounted so try this above...usually Ubuntu should pick up the DVD and assign a generic driver. If it isn't there and you cannot mount it, then maybe it's faulty? You need to test it, on another PC.Hopefully this will help.
Could be a number of issues here. Can you boot it into safe mode (F8)? If you can get into safe mode without it rebooting, check to see if any newly installed drivers are causing the problem. (I'm assuming you have not changed the processor etc). Download and install memtest, this will check to see if you have Ram that is failing.
If you are unable to access safe mode, then try booting from CD using a Linux based boot OS (Ubuntu or Magix), That may give you some idea as to whether it is a hardware fault or a corrupted windows files. (possibly a virus)?
If you have a spare hard drive, try installing that and installing a fresh copy of your OS, again, if this works without issue, then the problem may lie with the original hard drive.
Thanks for the pat on the back, it is kinda cool and good exercise for the brain.
I doubt Ubuntu is at fault for the problems, however it is possible that using GRUB has somehow buggered the Power saving ACPI controls. If it has somehow interfered with comunication between windows and the motherboard then the fan is likely running at full tilt as a fail-safe.
The Hot power supply, and battery are likely just due to the load being caused by things running full out. The simplest fix would be to reinstall the factory OS and see if it clears the problem. You can still run Ubuntu on the laptop, but should transfer it to an SD chip or Nomad drive if your model has the optional port. By doing this and using Bios to select which drive to boot from you will avoid running GRUB while running windows which should rectify the problem.
first are you using the recovery cd(s) or a copy of xp.... if a copy ... skip by the recovery console and keep going as tho you are installing a new copy of xp... when you get to the point where it shows your drive... you will see the option to repair... now is the time to repair it....
Hi, firstly please make sure that you are not voiding any warranty you may have with the machine by opening it yourself.
secondly there are'nt any particular brands, as such, that I would necessarily recommend as when all issues are taken into account the average generic unit sold in your local computer shop will give you longstanding value for money. In all my PC's I have only ever had 2 drives fail over the years, usually the PC becomes terribly archaic and dies long before the CD drive. lol
So if you have a fairly up to date machine then my suggestion would be to buy the latest generic DVD burner unit. You can get a very nice duel layer DVD burner for about AU$70 at the moment.
Before you buy open your machine and check the cable configuration just to make sure you have the correct cable types when you are at the store.
Then before you remove the drive follow each cable so that you know exactly where everything goes. Sometimes its a good idea to take photos if your not confident.
Unplug only the ones you really need to and take care to pull in a straight direction when unplugging. Familiarize yourself with how the cable plugs in before you install the new drive, be VERY careful to align the cable nice and straight with all the pins so as not to bend or snap any.
If you do bend one and you have to straighten it only make one or two attempts to to straighten it, try pushing it back and then use the cable by plugging it in to get the pin back where it should be because the more you try to straighten it the more likely you are to snap it off then you will be in sorts of trouble.
When you have done installing the drive, carefully go all around the PC and gently make sure that all cables and plugs are properly pushed in, also make sure that any installed cards, video or sound etc are nice and secure and straight in there slots and also the memory sticks.
The reason for this is that so many times people install something new and when they start the machine something doesn't work and they panic and think they have wrecked something and all it is is a loose connection.
Hope that helps and let me know how you go. SeaJade
Go to your pc manufacturers website, search for the driver that matches your exact cd rom and operating system, write it down word for word. Uninstall any left over old drivers as these will conflict. Load the new driver, and your pc should run fine.
This might be due to a registry problem. Re-installing windows (OS) or repairing your OS installation can help. You can install from any previous back up or get the installation files in a USB storage device like pen drive. You can also try the following which have worked .. insert the OS installation disk in the cd-dvd drive. restart Pc. change boot device option. installation of new OS begins. this is a hit n trial method, but has worked earlier.