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Re: Doesnt read CD's
Try cleaning your cd rom by the lens cleaner, just run/play this in order to clean the lens. prior from that, try to load some other cd's which you think it play then you need to clean your cd rom. just in case it won't play the cd 's which previously running the cd rom is suspected to be defective and needs to be changed. examone your cd is there some scratches? if there are but with deep scratches then your cd is might also be defective
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Hard drives are used for storing files or loading applications. A CD-Rom drive is what you need to read cd's and a DVD-Rom drive which can read both. You cant place a cd, dvd or blu-ray disc into a hardrive because it is enclose and does not have and open/close button for the tray to eject or close
are you familior with linux?
any way you dnt have to be, you can try the folowing:
downlaod puppy linux live cd, burn it to a cd.
plug the usb memmory card, and boot the cd, hit enter to the given questions.
when the destope is loaded, click on the first icon that looks like a hard drive, a list of drives will appear, mount your usb , a new windows will apear, if it did appeared than u can mount your internal drive, copy the files, and format the usb, then go back to windows or mac and recopy the files, or even more better, plug it in your fone after the format, then back to the computer......
First off. Your hard drive cannot read CD's. Your CD-ROM is not reading CD's. Well a few things can be wrong there.
1. The CD-ROM is dead
2. The drivers for the CD-ROM needs updating
3. The CD that you are trying to read is curropt or damaged.
Start checking to eliminate and let me know.
given the symptoms, it points to motherboard.. if it was processor, video or ram. it wouldnt boot at all and you'd just get error beeps from your laptop. i'd first try resetting the bios, by removing the bios battery for 30 min, then putting it back in. if that doesnt work try changing it out, usually costs under 8 bucks. if that doesnt work then I would change out the motherboard, if its cost effective.
You can do a full reformat right from the windows xp install disk. Put the xp disk in the cdrom drive and restart the computer. Upon restarting a message will come up ( Hit any key to boot from CD )
Hit any key, the files will load then you will be able to format the hard drive and also load windows XP.
If for some reason your system doesnt boot from the cd, you might have to go into the Bios and change the boot order from the hard drive or the floppy to the cd so the computer will boot from the CD first. Hope this helps...
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Firstly have you set your jumpers on your hard drive setting before placing into computer. If not check if the cd rom is on the same cable, if on same cable then change the jumper.
Have you gone into bios and loaded the hard drive. If a new hard drive you will need to detect it in bios first. Then Save and exit. To go into bios, press f1 or f2 or DEL when you first start computer. Each computer is differentand you'll have to see which you require to press.
After bios is setup, put in your copy of windows xp, or your boot disks and follow instructions to set partition and format drive, then install operating system.
If you are only installing a new secondary drive as a backup, you will still need to detect in bios first. Then load you windows and go to my computer and format the drive using windows.
hard drives dont read cd's
does the door close?
if not close it.
1)left clik my computer
2)double clik the cd rom drive, making sure theres a disk in it.
3)right clik on my computer
look for a yellow exclamation point or red X where the cd-rom is.
high light the cd-rom
restart the computer
windows will detect and re-install the cd-rom drive.
try a cd
if that doesnt work update windows
also buy a cd-rom cleaner at your local electronics store
clean the drive w/th cleaner
try a cd
if updating your driver for the cd rom drive and all ive suggested then its time for a new cdrom drive