Computer does not recognize the cd rom drives on this computer
This is a generic computer, without a name. In my computer, it does not list the DVD/cd burner or the cd-rom when the computer starts up. It does show the drives in the boot up section. I believe this problem may have started when I installed the SP2 xp. I do not have the boot disc the computer is 9 yrs. old. It is a 450mz, athlon II with 128 ram, 20 gig hd. No brand name, white box. Everything else works. I have a lot of music files (2000) and pictures on the computer.
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Hello my name is Tim, It sounds like you may need to reinstall the drivers and get your pc to locate the drives, you can usually get these drivers from the manfacturers website or from download.com for free, if you have the install disks for the dvd burner and cd rom you can use another pc to load them onto a usb drive and then transfer them to your pc that way. You can also go to controll panel, then device manager, and try to locate it there to see if it needs any drivers. I hope this heled you, please feel free to ask more questions and I will try to help.
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TRY CONNECTING THROUGH DIFFERENT USB PORT IF NO GOOD CONNECT BURNER AS NORMAL SHUT DOWN COMPUTER THEN REMOVE POWER FROM REAR OF TOWER WAIT 30 SECONDS THEN RECONNECT SEE WHAT HAPPENS START WITH THIS THERE IS MORE COMPLICATED SOLUTIONS THAT I CAN THINK OF BUT LETS KEEP IT SIMPLE AT THIS STAGE AND SEE HOW YOU GO TRY THESE OPTIONS AND IF NO GOOD LET ME KNOW AND I WILL TRY TO ASSIST YOU FURTHER GLENN
I'm assuming you are using the memory stick for extra storage to free up space on your hard drive (or your C drive) or as a drive to back your files up on. A memory stick, when used the way you are describing, is nothing more than another drive to store stuff on (think of it as a smaller version of your C Drive) You can put any file type you want on it and then see it again as long as it is inserted in your computer.
If the purpose of the memory stick is to provide extra storage in order to free up space on your hard drive then yes, you will need to delete whatever you drag on to it from your hard drive. Otherwise the files will remain on your C drive/hard drive and continue to take up space. If you are only using the memory stick as a "just in case" backup drive, I would not delete them the files you copy from the source drive.
Let me caution you about doing this however, memory sticks are classified as "removable media". Media like this can sometimes be unstable or undependable. A more stable way to backup or store files long term is to copy them to a CD or DVD-ROM. In order to do that you need a CD or DVD writer. Most newer (within the last 3 years) computers come standard with this technology. You may or may not have that capability.
The Itunes question is a whole 'nother line of answers. You can use your memory stick to back up your Itunes library but it will only be a back up. Because your Itunes software is linked to the files on your hard drive, all of your music files would still have to reside on your hard drive where they were originally.
If you want your Itunes library to reside solely on your memory stick (which in my opinion is not a good idea due to the instability of the memory stick) you would need to reconfigure Itunes to make it point to the library on your memory stick. It's definitely doable but gets kinda sticky in the transfer. Let me know if this is what you want to do with it and I can walk you through that.
Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions and good luck!
You need to try what it says try lowering the or color depth try 1024 X768 256 colors if that doesn't work try 800 X 640 256 colors Right Mouse click on the desktop where a Icon isn't go down to properties regular click go to settings change the screen resolution and color depth and color quality to above suggestions apply changes try your movie
what do you want to format your hard drive so you can install a fresh windows install? if so you need to go into your bios and set the computer to boot from cd rom and then you can boot from your windows cd an format your computer from there
First you shutdown your computer, then disconnect all power cords. I don't know if you have a tower or a deskpro, with the tower just slide the panel out pulling from the back, you may have to remove a piece from the front with a tower. Pay attension to how your cd rom is hooked up, I don't know if this is a combo (cd/dvd/RW) if it's a combo, if it is a combo you would have to take out the old drive and replace with the new, just pay attenion to how the old drive is hooked there should be two cords to connect to . If there separate drives there should be an empty bay. Let me know how your doing, and if I can assist you more.........Thanks, Heidi