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CD Drive stopped working

Does not appear in directory

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Click start right click on my computer click properties then click on the hardware click the device manager find your cd drive and delete it

then reboot if your still having the same issue you need a replacement drive











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That error appears when the corruption of the hard disk is so great that even the file system and its partitions (including the recovery one) are gone.
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some system on your windows has corrupted, it caused by a virus or bad disk
you need to restore your system to fix this issue
if your laptop build in windows xp and you have a restore disk just follow these steps
1. turn on your notebook
2.quickly press ctr and f11 simultaneously
3. click restore when "Dell PC restore" message appears
4.click confirm (it means you will lost all data in drive which contains your old operation system)
5.wait and click finish when the process of restore finish
if your laptop build in windows vista you can follow these steps
1. turn on your laptop
2. quickly press f8
3. when "Advance Boot Menu" message appears just click repair
4. select language and click next
5. log in and click ok
6. click dell factory restore and click next
7. click yes on the box "format hard drive and restore the system"
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I need to reinstall the recovery on my computer, it's giving me Missing bootmgr, when i start up the disc (both while holding c, or running the disc drive itself), it stops in the middle of loading (after...


  1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD drive, and then restart the computer.
  2. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted.
  3. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
  4. Press 1 (One) to select windows XP and then hit enter.
  5. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  6. At the command prompt, Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd and then press ENTER.
  7. If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type yes. A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.
  8. If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command.

Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup

ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

Bootrec /rebuildbcd

  1. Restart the computer

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For Some reason my wifes Samsung n150 netbook is reporting bootmgr missing. One of the children pressed keys when it was bootong the other day and since then cant get it to work or even recognise that...


1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD drive, and then restart the computer.
2.Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted.
3.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
4.Press 1 (One) to select windows XP and then hit enter.
5.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
6.At the command prompt, Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd and then press ENTER.
7.If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type yes. A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully. 8.If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command.
Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup

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Bootrec /rebuildbcd

1.Restart the computer

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STOP error 0xED means that the I/O subsystem attempted to mount the boot volume and it failed. STOP code 0x000000ED may also display "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" on the same STOP message. Problem is with the hard drive
Check this: What MS has to say http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185
Most probably a damaged directory structure. Firs make sure that the hard drive is connected properly. Use your windows cd and boot from it. Go to Repair mode. Type Dir and if it says there is an error accessing the disk. (Directory Enumeration). Type D: (If u have a separate volume er I mean a partition) Type Dir and enter. If it shows the directory list thats fine. Type C: and go their again. (You have to hit enter after typing for every command) Type chkdsk C: or chkdsk /r C: (recommended)
Then it will scan the disk and do the repair. (There is a minimal loss of data if its damaged pretty too much). If you see that it repairs after the process type Dir and hit enter. If you see the directory list then its the time to boot the machine and its all done! If still error is shown type fixboot instead chkdsk Note: If chkdsk command is unavailable type help and hit enter to get a list of commands. Check for scandisk and use it (scandisk c:). Thats for older versions of windows.
Thanks for contacting Fixya.

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Select Repair Your Computer and press Enter.
Select a keyboard layout that matches your country/region and click Next.
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Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd, and then press ENTER.
• If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes. A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.
• If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command.
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Bootrec /rebuildbcd
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  1. Ensure the Drive is seen in MY Computer
  2. Try removing the upper and lower filters per this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
If the drive is seen in BIOS and in MY COMPUTER, but will not read any media after running the microsoft fix and rebooting, then replace the drive.

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that machine in temporarily, put the drive in one of them and copy the WIN98 directory to the harddrive.
Once the WIN98 directory is there, you can just install it from there. That is of course if the hard-drive has been
formatted with the /sys command, and set to primary boot drive using FDISK. As far as installing from floppy,..
the floppies haven't been on the market for a LONG time, and if you have them,.. I imagine they've seen better
days. If you HAVE to install from floppy though, use another computer, put in the CD, open the cd using windows
explorer. Once here, click on the WIN98 directory, and locate the files you need ( too many files and directories
to list here ) Seriously the best way would be to use an external drive enclosure ( since it's probably a 2.5" drive
size ) and just copy the whole directory to the drive and forget the floppy idea. It will take MUCH less time.

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