First thought is either virus/trojan which is causing problems or a hard drive failure causing loss of data. Has this problem been sudden or occurred over a long period of time. Have you been able to read from the cd drive b4 then 1 day been unable to?
I had a similar problem on my desktop when being unable to backdate which was a trojan in my system32 folder. Have you been using an antivirus &/or firewall? Are you downloading from 3rd party sites a lot and not scanning these? Alternatively, are you using internet explorer (most malware etc is designed for sending through this browser - hence it's easier to switch to firefox or something else to stop 90/95% of problems).
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Even if you don't have driver for CD-DVD ROM with the Operating System,your BIOS must recognize the CD ROM.Set the BIOS to Default setting and check it recognise now.Check if you have disable anything related to CD ROM in your BIOS. Remove your CD Rom and place it again and check.
Drive light comes because of power supply to the CD-ROM.
Check in the BIOS to make sure that the HD is present in the system before proceeding..
If not then power off the laptop and then carefully remove and replace the HD from and to its connector.
Then secure it then reboot the laptop.
Check the BIOS settings again to see if the HD is recognised.
If you still can’t see the HD then obtain a USB to IDE / SATA adaptor cable from eBay or your local PC store and remove the HD from the laptop and lay it down on a flat horizontal surface and use the adapter to connect to the laptop’s HD and connect the USB to another PC. This will show if there are any issues with the HD itself and will allow you to format it if necessary.
Then replace it back in the laptop and all should be well.
If not then you can suspect that you have an HD controller issue which is a very costly repair in a laptop.
If the laptop will boot or you have a bootable CD / DVD then change the boot sequence in BIOS to be CD/DVD then Hard Disk.
Reboot the laptop.
Once booted look at the Device Manager to see if there are any errors showing in the Storage Devices and the Hard Disk in particular.
Then go to option 5 or use the bootable CD / DVD to reformat and rebuild the hard drive.
If all the above fails then install a new Hard Drive, format it as required and reinstall the Operating System and applications.
If this a new drive you need to prepare it using a hard drive utility before windows will recognise it. The drive manufacturer may provide this for you. Maxblast is one such program as is Datalifeguard from Western Digital.
Insert Windows Reinstallation disk into tray, Boot to CD/DVD-ROM by pressing F12 at initial boot screens, delete existing Windows partition, re-create partition, and then follow steps to reinstall Windows. This will lead you to an option for formatting hard drive. I recommend choosing the full format versus the quick, from this point you can let windows install, or just shut the computer down when the format finishes. You will have to watch the progress, though, if you don't want the install to commence.
Boot disk option:
For XP, 95, 98, or ME, follow the instructions at this MS article page. It will walk you through creating a boot disk that will allow you to format.
hi .. sir go and try to open in safe mode . restart >press F8. see whether it work's..if not go to the bios setup and see the configuration and sellect . restart > delete . (for bios setup..). replay me if any problem.. thank u sie. don't forget to fix.