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Need help isat on the cd and broke it . can you get me one .i also have a new window vista will it work with it .

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LITEON DVD/cd rewritable device not reconized


Since the system originally had another version of Windows did you run the Upgrade Advisor and
check the Compatibility Center for the CD/DVD compatibilty (and other devices as needed).

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - please run this now.

Also check the Compatibility Center (for major devices)
Check with the System maker and the Device maker for information about drivers for Windows 7.
(BIOS, low level chipset drivers, and other major device drivers).

Check these :
The DVD drive does not function after you install Windows 7 - these are different Sony drives
however the same issue could be affecting your drive.
Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
If the System can run Windows 7 AND there are drivers for the devices these might help :

References to Vista also apply to Windows 7.
Stage 1 : Please do all the below even if you have done some before as it is often the total
process which solves the issue.

Try this - Control Panel - Device Manager - CD/DVD - double click the device - Driver's Tab -
click Update Drivers (this will likely do nothing) - then RIGHT CLICK the drive - UNINSTALL -
REBOOT this will refresh the default driver stack. Even if drive is not shown continue
Then work your way through these - remember the drive could be bad, could have a loose
cable or slight corrosion on the contacts (usually for a laptop) and other issues.

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs - a Mr Fixit

Manually try this fix if the 314060 Fixit did not work
Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs -
a Mr Fixit

The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to
Windows Vista

When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc

Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media - A Mr Fixit

CD/DVD drive does not appear in Windows Vista, or you receive this error during Windows Vista
setup after booting from the DVD (AHCI)
CD-R drive or CD-RW drive is not recognized as a recordable device

Hardware devices not detected or not working - A Mr Fixit

Another possibility is that the cables are loose. Remove ALL power, then check cables in both
ends. Remove and replace, do not just snug. For laptops you can often clean the power and
data contacts with a pencil eraser.

Some DVD drives do not use the Windows default drivers so check with the System maker and
device maker to see if there is firmware or drivers for you drive if needed.


Stage 2 : You could have drive issues as the CD/DVD is actually 4 drives in 1 case ( CD & DVD
burn and CD and DVD read). So it is not unusual for 1 or 2 parts to not function while the others
do so properly.

Did you complete the troubleshooter for the drive that still does not work? There are some
registry entries that the troubleshooter does not fix and those "might" be the cause.

Check with your System Maker and Device maker for both possible firmware updates and the
correct Registry entries for your drive.

These are the keys I think are the ones in question - for the CD/DVD drive sub-keys of course
as there will other sub-keys in these keys. Be sure to ask for specific keys involved as well as
the settings.


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\0001\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE



You probably can find more info here and maybe even the exact registry settings for your CD/DVD
drive from someone with the same model.

Forums - a lot of real expert help

CD/DVD units
Use DevManView to locate CD/DVD in registry (be careful and make a Restore Point before
changing anything) - find the device in DevManView and then Right Click on it Open in RegEdit.
DevManView - Free - an alternative to the standard Device Manager of Windows, which displays all
devices and their properties in flat table, instead of tree viewer

Hope this helps.

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Forgot Password. How I can format the HDD ?

The most common way that most of us know on how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug and then removing a battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard. Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself. Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased.

Under the keyboard or bottom of laptop - If you are working on a laptop computerthe location of the dipswitch (almost never a jumper) can be under the keyboard or on the bottom of the laptop in a compartment such as the memory compartment.

If it fails, then try to remove the battery for at least one hour.

click start control panel Open User Accounts in Control Panel. On the Users tab, click the name of the user whose password you want to change, and then click Reset Password. In New password and Confirm new password, type the new password, and then click OK. Notes You can change passwords only for local computer accounts, such as guest, administrator, or accounts you create for your computer. You cannot change your network logon password in User Accounts. To change your own password, press CTRL ALT DELETE and then click Change Password


Ebay you can purchase a Password Unlock/Recovery For Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Item title Password Unlock/Recovery For Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Buy It Now price: US $1.49 (Approximately AU $1.50)

You need to prepare:
1:A blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive
2.A computer which can link to internet
3.A program called Windows Password Recovery 6.0

Get started with this 3 simple steps:
Step 1 - Download windows password recovery utility and install it.
Step 2 -Burn your Windows Password Reset CD:
To burn your CD, you'll need a blank CD-R and the .ISO file of Windows Password Reset.
Step 3 - Put in your newly created CD and remove your Windows password.
hope it helps don't forget to vote

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I have had a Maxtor OneTouch A01B120 120GB Hard Drive in storage for some time. I now use a new-ish HP laptop with Windows Vista. Can I use this Maxtor Hard Drive to back up my files or won't it work...

When you plug the unit into the Vista machine, it should appear on the drive list immediately. From there you can copy files manually or use any backup software.
If you wish to use the backup software, the latest version can be downloaded from the Seagate site.

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I droped my laptop and it did work afterword with a reboot but now it wont and it is giving me an error of F3-FF00-0017

There seems to be a problem with one of your hard drive partitions. You'll need to use the recovery disk to get it working. Alternatively you could try reinstalling windows, but you will lose all of your data using this method. If none of these work your hard drive may be irreversibly damaged, in which case you will need to purchase a new one.

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Rules for runing partitiom magic

The FixYa Team

Thanks for the respone

I have been informed by the VISTAHEAD admin. that vista can not be partitioned by more than 4 parts.
I used the shrink function available in the Vista computer manger , rename the DVD drive label, and labeling the new partitions, then format them as NTFS, then reboot twise for taking the configuration setup and every thing is o.K. without the need for the partition magic.
Now i have only 4 patitions. But didn't know why is this limit?
Beside that i read that the partition magic v8.0 cannt partiton the vista O.S main drive.



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SATA hard dive replacement

very much possible.insert yr vista cd in yr cd/dvd rom drivethen on yr system go to bios setting make sure first boot device is cd rom. then boot uy system it will ask u to press any key to boot from cd rom. so now press any key on yr key board and the rest is don by the vista all u do is just selct options like language when it ask u or say registration key. then to an extend, it will restart or ask u to press enter to restart. after restarting u dont have to press any key to boot from cd rom again plz take note. if it ask u to press any key dont press after a while it will then boot and continue from where it stopt last. so u just seat back n watch it install.
thank u
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Lexar Jump drive sport

I can e-mail you recovery software to see if you can access your

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Sandisk flash drive not working

what windows OS are you using. Most flash drives are not recognized by anything under NTFS. so an updated fat32 windows 98 to win xp has a 50/50 chance of seeing the usb device.

cruiser supports win98 but I don't know of any other.

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Unable to install IOMEGA HDD on Vista Home Premium

Vista may require drivers that are not preinstalled. If the drive clearly works on one machine, but not another, its safe to pressume its not the drive. On the VISTA machine, go to the Iomega site and download the driver for vista or usb or whatnot.

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Try putting in the deep freeze over night and see if it fires up next day.- they do go down these things. I have seen one get so hot the casing started to melt - but it still worked OK

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