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Cd-rom not operating....when its plugged into the computer, windows will not start...so when i unplug it...windows starts without a problem

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Seem to me you didn't set the master-slave correctly if you are using a single IDE cable. Turn off your computer. Look at the back of your cd-rom, watch for the jumper and make sure it sets at slave (usually at the middle). Same as your hdd, make sure the jumper is set at master (you can see the setting on the hdd lable). Turn on your computer agaian, see whether the window comes up or not. Good Luck.

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Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver

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My computer cannot read cd rom drive i might have deleted a file in my drivers how can i restore it? this is a NEO EXPLORE X2 NET BOOK HPC-00138, WINDOWS XP HOME EMULPC microsoft 2005


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver

you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

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Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

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Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

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If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
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Restored Emachine T3516 computer to factory settings and now the computer says the ntldr is compressed


This should solve your problem:

1. Start the Recovery Console. If you do not have the Recovery Console installed, start it from the Windows XP compact disc (CD). To do this, follow these steps:

a. Insert the Windows XP CD and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.

b. When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R.

c. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the recovery console.

d. When prompted, type the Administrator password.

2. At the command prompt, type "cd \" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

3. Type "ren ntldr ntldr.old" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

4. Type "map" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

5. Note the drive letter assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD. It is displayed in a format similar to the following: D: \Device\CdRom0

6. Type "expand <drive>\i386\ntldr._" (without the quotation marks) (where <drive> is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD), and then press ENTER. For example:

Expand d:\i386\ntldr._ <ENTER>

Note the underscore character after the "."

The following message appears: ntldr, 1 file(s) expanded.

7. Type "exit" (without the quotation marks). The computer restarts.

8. Remove the Windows XP CD and start the computer normally.

IF that fails put in your Windows installation CD and reinstall the operating system

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Put the genuine Microsoft CD-ROM disk into your CD-ROM drive.
Restart your computer.
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Can't get into any folder because c:Windows/System 32/rundll32 .exe keep popin up


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

1.

Put the Windows XP CD ROM disk in the CD ROM drive.

2.

Click Start , and then click Run .

3.

Type expand X :\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe in the Open box, where X is the letter of your CD ROM Drive.

4.

Restart the computer

Put the Windows XP CD ROM disk in the CD ROM drive.

2.

Click Start , and then click Run .

3.

Type expand X :\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe in the Open box, where X is the letter of your CD ROM Drive.

4.

Restart the computer
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To repair your installation of Windows, follow these steps:

1. Insert the Windows Server 2003 CD in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
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3. Turn off your computer, wait ten seconds, and then turn your computer back on.
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5. After Setup starts, press ENTER to continue the setup process.
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