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Pc will not open any disks, software etc

My compaq windows xp will not open any cd or dvd programs or data disks.
it did b4, the exact dvd I had copied on a dvd player, opened and played in my pc but now nothing will.

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Re: pc will not open any disks, software etc

Sounds like you might have an issue with the hardware. I had a similar issue about a year ago. turned out it was just by chance that I lost the DVD drive after I loaded a new software package for DVD movies. So check to make sure your DVD will play any disk and let me know what you find.

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Nldtr missing

Am I right in thinking you mean NTLDR and not NLDTR? If so here is the fix.

To fix the error on startup of NTLDR is missing in Win XP you should follow the steps below using a full version Win XP CD and the Recovery Console.
Insert the Windows CD and start the computer making sure the computer boots to the CD first.
When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R. (this may take a while to load)
Type a number corresponding to the Windows installation you wish to repair (usually 1) and press Enter. When prompted, type the administrator password and press Enter. (if no password was entered on you system then just press enter)
From the command prompt you want to copy NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM from the i386 folder of the CD to the root folder of the hard drive. This is much easier than it sounds and can be done by typing the commands below.
In the examples below C: is presumed to be your hard drive and D: is presumed to be your CD drive. You will need to change the drive letters to your own if you have more than one drive. ( if you are having problems entering \ then try pressing the # key to see if that works)
Type these 2 commands exactly and press enter after each one.
Now remove the Windows XP CD from the drive and restart the computer and your computer should now start normally.

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Honestech TVR (TV plus 3.0)

Remove all traces of the program from your system
do a registry search for the software title F3 to
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Download and install it or just use the software that
came with your tv card and and whatever and the heck
with that non working microsoft crap
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to Microsoft We are not affiliated with Microsoft nor
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I have a problem to install window 98 .

Another solution is to download and install Microsoft Virtual PC in XP, create a Virtual PC drive, and install Windows 98 onto the Virtual PC drive. This works fine if you want to run Win 9X programs which don't require access to USB ports on your computer. If you need Windows 98 to have full access to all of the computer hardware, then use palaboy's solution.

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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 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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Pen drive not opening on xp


Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Initially, pls try the pendrive in another computer to verify that it is a pendrive's issue and not the PC's USB port.

A couple of things you can try:
  • use a file recovery utility/program (such as GetDataBack) if there are important files in the pendrive;
  • go to the pendrive's manufacturer's website and download (if available) recovery software;
  • use a utility program to scan/clean/fix, something similar to ScanDisk or Norton Disk Doctor.
If the above will not work:
  • format the pendrive and try to an un-format/recovery software;
  • format the pendrive using HP USB FlashDrive Utility; adn try again a file recovery software.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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that sounds like what I am going through right now exactly...if you find out what it is, please let me know thank you much

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You might want to format it...If it doen't format as well then it has developed bad sectors..I dont want you to have a brain blast by telling you too much..but let me know whether its formatting or not..

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Hi, your quite right that the original Fenton software doesn't work with and in XP. Since the reason for the software is simply to monitor certain conditions of the UPS and timer auto shutdown then running the computer plugged to the UPS even without the software would still make the UPS work. Of course this will only hold true if you are using the PC like a regular unit and not as an unattended computer. More information maybe gleamed from their website ( Hope this be of some help to you and pls post again how things turn up.

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