I have LG MyPC with Windows XP installed in it.... one day i was not able to find my CD Drive in MY Computer FOlder.... it isn't visible in it....other drives are visible n working.............. i m able to open and close my CD ROM but no CD/DVD works i tried to open the Device manager(My Computer>properties>Hardware>Device Manager) But when i open it a message comes:- "MMC will not run with a version of internet explorer earlier than Internet Explorer 5.5" but i have the latest Internet Explorer8 installed.... i have Safari,Internet Explorer 8,Mozilla Firefox 3....... pls solve my problem
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If you are installing XP on a SATA hard drive then -
The problem is that XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on a disk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then, XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP. The FIX. Go into the BIOS and disable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is a IDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows has been installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver), then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.
Installing the external CD Player...
You will go and start up and install Windows XP by doing he following:
Plug in your external CD drive, and let windows install it into the system...
Once the CD is ready to go, shut down the computer.
You will first need to format your hard drive, I will give you instructions on how to do that.
1...To format your hard drive and install XP:
To set you computer back to factory fresh settings you will need to format the hard drive and install the XP operating system and the drivers.
1.Format the hard drive: You do this by double left clicking on "My Computer",then double left click the main drive (normally C drive). When the window pops open, you will choose "Format" Keep in mind that once you format your hard drive you will loose all your files,programs,pictures,etc that you installed since the computer was new. So make your back up on a portable hard drive,thumb drive,etc.
2. Once the formatting of the hard drive is complete you will need to install the XP operating system along with the drivers. You will now insert the CD's into your external CD player starting with #1 first and continuing until all has been installed.
After all has been installed, shut your computer off and restart.
That will bring your computer back to Windows XP factory new condition as far as operating is concerned. Please take time to rate me
Instead of installing Windows XP every time, you can just restore your boot sector in the Windows XP Recovery Console. Here's how to get to the Recovery Console:
1. Put your Windows XP CD into your computer. Restart your computer and boot into the CD (a message should display "Press Any Key to Boot" or something similar). If you cannot boot into the CD, you will need to adjust your BIOS setting to use the CD drive as the first boot priority.
2. After the CD is finished loading, press "R" to go into the Recovery Console.
3. When prompted, enter the administrator password. If there's no password, just hit enter
4. Then enter "fixboot [drive]" (without quotations) where [drive] is the hard drive Windows XP is installed.
For example: fixboot c:
5. Type "exit" and Enter to escape the Recovery Console and restart your computer
Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
drive. For information about how to do this, see your computer documentation, or
contact your computer manufacturer.
Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
drive, and then restart your computer.
When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message,
press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to
start the Recovery Console.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select
the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.
When you are prompted, type the administrator
password, and then press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type bootcfg
/list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini
file appear on the screen.
At the command prompt, type bootcfg
and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer
for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT
installations, and then displays the results. Follow the instructions
that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the
Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP
installation to the Boot.ini file:
When you receive a message that is similar to the
following message, press Y:
Total Identified Windows Installs:
 C:\Windows Add installation to boot list?
You receive a message that is similar to the following message: Enter Load Identifier This
is the name of the operating system. When you receive this message, type the name
of your operating system, and then press ENTER. This is either
Microsoft Windows XP Professional or
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.
You receive a message that is similar to the following:
Enter OS Load options When you receive this message, type
/fastdetect, and then press ENTER.
instructions that appear on your screen may be different, depending on
the configuration of your computer.
and then press ENTER to quit Recovery Console. Your computer restarts,
and the updated boot list appears when you receive the "Please select
the operating system to start" message.
It is possible that your hard drive is a SATA and therefore not readily readable by 98, XP but surprised not even by Vista. In any case, since you would still prefer to run XP (due to other software compatibility issues), pls press F6 when prompted by the XP installer. Additionally, you would need to have ready in a floppy the appropriate SATA drivers for your motherboard. They maybe downloaded from the motherboard manufacturer's website or possibly in the installer/driver CD that came with the PC.
Other than the above, it is also possible that you may have some issues with the availability of XP drivers for the other devices for that computer specially if it is branded.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.