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Computer help I have a micron pc which is the name of the computer and when my cd-rom drive went dead the computer also went down...Can you help me fix the problem?

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  • geeksquad1 Mar 09, 2008

    I mean when the computer was working I went from having windows me and popped in the windows xp disk that when me and my brother thought that the cd-rom drive went dead that it made the computer not boot up properly. so my question to you is Do you think if i bought a new cd-rom drive and popped it in there it will do the trick? Its not the hard drive because my brother took a look at it by popping it into another computer and the files were still there..So if you can help us out on fixing the problem that would be greatly appreciated...Bye

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How dead is it? Does it Power up at all? Are there any words on the screen?

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    Phillip Stone Mar 11, 2008

    Well, it is possible that getting a new cd-rom/dvd-rom would let you install the new OS. However, there could be other things wrong with it. If there is not any words or anything coming up on the screen, then there is something else wrong with it. It will ususally *BEEP* if there is a hardware problem, like video or ram. Does anything come up on the screen when you try to boot it? Even with no cd-rom or hard drive connected, you should see something come up on the screen.

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just remove cdrom power and datacable. test computer without cdrom support. if your system works fine. then u go for replace cd-rom.

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