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My desktop pc stopped acepting my dvd rom drives as drives

I had performed disk cleanup on my 6 year old pc and now it tells me the disk drives are not connected. I personally checked the connection and it as fine. also the software drivers are still there. I am very confused

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If your running XP. Delete or uninstall the drivers. Then scan for hardware changes and it will install new drivers...The drivers install may have become corrupt...

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Changed hardrive now says no bootable device insert boot disk. dont have boot disk


Turn on the PC.

Supply the CD-ROM / DVD holding your preferred operating system - Windows, Linux, etc., into the CD / DVD tray and close the tray.

Wait up to 30 seconds for the CD / DVD drive to stop spinning

Turn the PC off.

Wait 15 seconds.

Turn the PC on.

Let the PC boot from the CD-ROM automatically / instruct the PC to boot from the disk in the CD / DVD drive.

Supply information as prompted.


If you do not have a CDROM/DVD, you will need to contact the PC manufacturer to obtain a start up disc & driver disk as needed. Explain to the support person that the old drive failed and a new one has been installed. No disk images were retrievable from the old hard drive. This should tell the person that you need everything to get this machine working as factory fresh once again.

You could purchase / download a different Operating System too - but this will likely cost much more than obtaining disks from the PC manufacturer.

Good luck!

Mar 28, 2013 | E-Machines Computers & Internet

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How to perform a Disk Cleanup.


Disk cleanup
The Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up disk space by searching your disk for unwanted files and temporary files that you can safely delete without problems. It can remove all of the following:



Files in the Recycle Bin.
Temporary Internet files.
Temporary Windows files located in the Temporary files folder.
Optional Windows components that you are not using.
Installed programs that you no longer use or wish to use.


To launch the Disk Cleanup tool via Start menu go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools

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A dialogue window should now appear enabling you to select the drive you want to clean up. Select the required drive and click OK.
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The specified drive will be examined and the amount of space you can potentially free up is calculated and displayed.
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The results, showing the amount of space that can be recovered by deleting files a secific type of file that is not needed is then displayed on the Disk Cleanup tab as shown below.
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Select the files and click Ok to remove these un-needed files.

Now that a Disk Cleanup has been performed your hard drive should perform slightly faster and have less clutter lying around.

I suggest you perform the disk cleanup tool every once in a while to ensure that your hard drive has a greater lifespan, never has any need to crash or come up with errors caused by unnecessary files, greater performance and increased productivity especially where it is needed most, in the workplace.

on Mar 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to perform enhanced Disk Cleanup on your Windows Operating System


The Windows Operating System tends to collect alot of junk files, programs, and temporary files that you don't need. After a while, these files can fill up your hard drive and slow your computer down.

Anyone can perform the standard Disk Cleanup by right clicking on their hard drive, selecting Properties, and then click the Disk Cleanup button, but who wants to be like everyone else?

To perform a more extensive Disk Cleanup on your Windows Operating System, and to look good in front of your friends, perform the following steps:

Step 1. Click Start and select Run.

Step 2. Type the following in the space provided:

Cleanmgr /sageset:1

Hit the Enter key

Step 3. The Disk Cleanup window will appear. Select all the options, then hit Apply and OK. The window will disappear, but what did you just do?

Well it is relatively simple. The cleanmgr.exe file controls the Disk Cleanup function. The /sageset argument is allowing you to set the options (the selections you made) and the :1 is the value or code you have assigned for the options of Disk Cleanup. But how do we get Disk Cleanup to run using the options we just saved? See Step 4.

Step 4. Click Start and select Run.

Step 5. In the space provided, type:

cleanmgr /sagerun:1

Hit Enter

Step 6. You guessed it. The /sagerun argument is telling cleanmgr.exe to execute value 1.

Step 7. The Disk Cleanup window will appear and begin to automatically perform a cleanup, using the settings you saved, represented by value 1.

Step 8. Do this a few times a week and your computer will stay relatively clean.

Stay tuned for the next Tip as we will setup a scheduled task using this command.

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My HP Pavilion a1120n is running very slow I re formated it a few time over the years. Recently I added more ram and ran great till i clean it with air may , then ran very slow, so I remove some ram then...


Did you replace the hard drive? It is quite possible there is an issue with the drive at that age. YOu could try an application called "SpeedFan" or "HD Tune" and run a S.M.A.R.T test on it. This will help you determine the drive status. You can run a benchmark with "Hd Tune" and determine the speed of the drive. If you want to post your results, I will certainly help out further.

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I have a six year old sony vaio desktop. It has a


can you give me the name of the driver and i'll get you a site to download it

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Old slow computer


First you can increase your virual memory .
Right click on my computer then go to proeprty then go t oadvanced
then settings of peformance
then go to advanced again clik on change set initial size same as your max size then clcik on set then apply and ok.

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Cd rom not working and computer keep on freezing


try with other disk if all disk getting same issue then you have to first clean your cdrom or dvdrom lense.
For that you need disk cleaner disk pur chase it and put in rom then play it.
then it clean lense.then check.
if still face problem then you need to repair or replaced lense if it in warrenty replace it.

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Dvd/cd rom won't load disks


hi this seems like a software problem, all you need to do is install the driver of the dvd rom, if you are unable to do this simply restore your laptop to its factory defaults, this may restore your dvd rom drive, it will tell you how in the laptop manual

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I need to tuneup my laptop and I don't have my configuration disk for my Toshiba Satellite 265. What do I do?


There are a couple of easy things you can do to tune it up. You can do a disk cleanup and a disk defrag.

To cleanup (assuming you're on XP):
Start-->All Programs-->Accesories-->System Tools-->Disk Cleanup

Select the drive you want to clean. It will tell you everything you can get rid of and all you have to do is select it and click ok.

To defrag (assuming you're on XP):
Start-->All Programs-->Accesories-->System Tools-->Disk Defragmenter

Select the drive you want to defrag and click analyze. It will tell you if you need to defrag it. This usually takes an hour or more to do, depending on size of drive and computer performance.

Furthermore:
Use Add/Remove Programs from Control Panel to remove any unwanted programs on your computer.

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