I up graded my laptop from windows millenium to windows xp .sometimes the cd-rom does not read cd's and when you click on the cd icon it states that there is no cd. wat could be the problem the crom is LG CRN 8243B
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Re: Does not read cd's
It occures due to lence mis mounting ,or it is by the reason of lence or sencer ,i think your cd rom is old ,if you want to service ,i suggest to new one because dvd writer or combo drives prices is get down
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click f5 before xp starts to load. choose halt on error and record code. google that code. most often it is a bios error after a new install (memory...etc.) sometimes you can boot into safe mode to undo a recent change. if all else fails reinstall...could be bad hard drive boot sector also.....check code first
change ur data cable & power cable & try to ditecing
if not show then do one ting go in a device manager >system devices>pci bus>right click on it & uninstall then ur pc is restarts
& insatll ur all divce drivers correctly
This happens so much with upgrades! We think we are making our pc's better, and then find it doesn't like it. I am assuming you completely uninstalled millenium, then tried to load xp? If you did not, the registry still has parts of millenium on it, and is asking for this. You need to completely uninstall millenium first. You need to obtain mill copy, and select uninstall, then when done, put in your new xp disk and try again. Lilacgerry xxx
It's a bog standard CDROM drive, there's nothing about it that's not XP compatible.
Check and make sure the connectors are seated properly.
Check the firmware, there is an update, try http://support.us.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R20018&formatcnt=1&libid=0&fileid=19847
This drive is reported to have CD-RW issues, but everything else should be fine (I think the firmware fixes that)
If your still having problems, its' probably a bad drive.
1. uninstall dvd/cd using device manager
reboot and winxp will reinstall driver
2. go to my computer / dvd drive / right click / properties / hardware - roll back or update & properties - enable digital cd audio / recording - enable cd recording
3. do system restore
start / all programs / accessories / system tools / system restore
4. do full system recovery - us windows xp OS