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Re: my disk drive is not loading on my Toshiba laptop
I am guessing you have windows xp installed
in your control panel go to admin tools computer management.Open disk management right click rescan all drives it should but your drive back. the computer think you hard disk is a removable drive.
if this did not fix then you have a regestery problem which is very hard to repair because messing around it there can cause windows to stop totally if the wrong files are changed.
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There must be a button on the side of the CR-ROM drive. Press it to open the drive. Insert the disk. If autoplay is enabled it will start. If not, explore My computer, locate the CD-Drive and click on its icon.
Dose it show up as drive letter E:/ under device manager in disk drives?(Check out:right clicking my computer icon on your desktop,select disk manager) If so,try right clicking on my computer and selecting map network drive.(You'll get the same results by right clicking on network neighborhood icon on your desktop and selecting map network drive.)This is the method many people use to assign a drive name (i.e.,letter) to a drive.Then you can recover data from external hard drive with data recovery software like Tenorshare Data Recovery.It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data.You can get it here: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoveryprofessional.htm
It seems that you have Autoplay disabled on your computer, OR the disk is damaged OR the disk don't have "autoplay.inf" file on his root.
The best solution is to put your disk into the drive and try to access it via FileManager: Double Left-Click on MyComputer icon on desktop -> locate the CD drive and make Right-Click on the CD icon followed by the "Explore" option selection. A new window appears which shows the CD content.
Locate a file called "setup.exe" or "install.exe" or similar, and make double left-click on it! That's it! Good luck!
Sometimes when a flash memory stick fails because it was not removed from the USB port properly. If the device is removed by just pulling it out of the USB port, it can cause the flash device to fail, you must click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar and select the device you wish to remove and only do so when instructed to do so. When the flash memory device appears to malfunction it maybe possible to restore it by reformatting it. Insert the flash drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Healthy. You need to format the external drive. Format the drive as primary drive and in FAT32. (FAT32 will allow data to be exchanged between MACs and PCs). Insert the external hard drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Health
Id you have a xp disk when it loads it will ask you how do you want to set up the drive even though you have and external drive on your computer in the my computer icon Right click and open manage open disk management and you should see your usb drive right click on the drive and you should see format it has a dropdown menu check quick format and click ok and it will start to format the drive make sure you chose ntfs in the drop down menu .good luck
the drive cannot read data from the disk, follow these instutions: if you are using vista, right click on "computer" then select "manage"
then select "device manager". look down the list until you find CD/DVD
and click on the + icon next to it, then right click on the CD/DVD and
select un-install (make sure that there is a disk in the
drive, preferably a movie or music CD) then restart the computer, when
the computer restarts vista will detect the drive and install the
drivers again, look in computer to see if the disk has been recognised
I am Romeet,i will try and help you with this problem.Seems it could be an issue with the Combo DVD Drive's Driver Software or Firmware.
From your Desktop:
Right Click " My Computer" Icon and select "Properties"
Go to "Hardware" Tab and select "Device Manager"
Under Device Manager, scroll down to the "DVD/CDROM Drives" menu and click on the plus ( + ) Sign next to it
Right Click the Drive name eg " Toshiba DVD-R TSST 2313" and select " Uninstall" Click yes to any prompts and restart your Laptop.
After rebooting, Windows XP should pick up the drivers again, so wait a while for it to complete and until it notifies you that " Windows successfully completed installing your new hardware" or something to that effect and then try using the software cds again