Thank you for your concern. what actually happened is, i right clicked on the E drive/ cd drive and one of the options that came up was "safely remove." i did not know what this meant, i thought that it meant eject cd! when i selected the safely remove option it deleted the link to the cd drive and the computer dosen't seem to recognise cd when they are inserted. is there a way to get the E drive / cd drive back?
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restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer you could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell you if and what file has been corrupted or missing then you will know if its a hardware issue then select restart if the problem still persists f8 back into safe mode you might need to select your operating system to load into safe mode click start control panel administration tools computer management in the left panel events + to expand then system you will see all errors in right panel right click select properties this will tell you what has occurred and the time it occurred you might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore optionif it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work if you need more help with this or if I have misunderstood the problem post a reply hope this helps you
click start click on computer to open you should see your drives C: and your other drives cd dvd and your usb drive E: or F: from there youselect the files right click on the file/s right click copy navigate back to the drive right click select paste or hold the mouse cursor the file/s drag them tousb drive then drop themexample on how to safe data/files to a usb drive click start all programs accessories open windows explorer navigate to your data right click on the data select copy navigate back to the usb drive right click select paste or select the data hold the mouse cursor then drag the data to your usb drive then drop it in or if you are downloading data from the internet once it starts downloading windows will ask whether you want to run or save it a browse option will open you can save it into a folder in my documents or another device or a usb device if you need more help with this post a reply hope this helps YOU
Try the following*Check weather required driver for your DVD drive is installed or not(in Windows 7 it automatically installs drivers)if yes.......try this..... *If you are using Windows operating systemGo toStart>Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Device Manager>select DVD/CD drivers>Right click on your name(Name appears after clicking arrow beside DVD/CD drivers option)Ridht click on your device name>Select enable
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This happen to my 1525 and XPS system when I upgrade to Win7. Check your power option by going into your control panel --> hardware and sound --> power options -->advance setting or just click the battery icon on the bottom right by your clock and click "more power option". You can change it to where it will not turn off your hard drive when in sleep mode. I recommend checking the Dell recommended setting. You may also need to update your bios, system firmware and hard drive drive firmware. you can download from Dell support. Enter your service tag # to get the right firmware specfic to your system. If it still fail than you will need to take it to a tech for more troubeshooting of the hard drive or mother board.
Follow the steps mentioned below to boot in normal mode.
1: Once you are in the Safe Mode, Click on Start and then Click on Run. 2: Type msconfig (you will see system configuration utility). 3: Click on Boot.ini tab and check for the Boot Options. 4: You will see Safe boot options check. 5: Uncheck it then click on apply and then then ok. 6: Now your computer will boot in Normal mode.
Once you reach the desktop you will again see the system configuration utility screen. Just check the option don
The LaCie hard drive should have come with a CD. If you pop that CD in, then their directions make more sense: 1: Put in the LaCie CD 2: Double-Click on "My Computer" to open windows explorer 3: right below the "Local Disk (C:)" you should have a LaCie icon for your CD-rom -- double-click this icon for their setup assistant.
If you don't have a CD-ROM, you can still use the drive but it's more involved.
1: right-click on "My Computer" and select the option "Manage" 2: On the left panel of Computer Management, you should have an option "Disk Management" under the heading "Storage" - click on Disk Management note: The Disk Manager shows your current disks in the top right panel, and ALL disks in the bottom right panel. You might need to resize the window to see them all. 3: In the bottom right panel, find the grey-ed out box that corresponds to your new disk, and right-click on it. One of the options will be to format it. 4: After formatting, if it doesn't automatically come up with a drive letter, you can once again right-click on it in the bottom right panel of the Disk Manager and assign it a drive letter.
Once it has a drive letter, Windows should see the drive and you should be good to go!
open explorer and go to 'My Computer'
right click the DVD/CD-ROM Drive
click on the tab labeled 'Recording' (usually on the far right)
click the option that is labeled 'Enable CD recodring on this drive'
...and POOF, magic happens...
there is always an option where it says whether u want to install windows,it will not do that before u give permission..there will be a repair option too..what u can do is right click on the C drive and use the options to check for errors..hope it helps!