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My cd rom icon does not show up when i open my computer, i am told some files are corrupted, like mscdex. file cannot be found, what is the remedy to this problem?

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The simple solution to get those corrupted files to normalcy is to do a XP repair. Put your XP disc in your cd rom and restart your system. Some process will run and when it asks for selecting the option to install a new edition or repair the existing system, give repair. once you click it, it will execute the repair process and after few minutes your system will get restarted. Your problem will probably get fixed with this solution i hope

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Win 98 in dos mode i get this message " no cd rom or msdex.exe is not loaded " when trying to acces game disk in cd rom


1) Does it say MSDEX.EXE or MSCDEX.EXE?

2) Have you ever used that CD successfully on that computer before? (DVD's don't work well in MS-DOS).

3) Verify its trying to run from the correct drive. D:, E:, etc...

That aside, I'd recommend a glance at the following support page. It sounds like your driver isn't supported or your game is referring to a specific drive that doesn't exist.

MSCDEX Help

(make a back-up copy your autoexec.bat, and rename it autoexec.bat.orig just in case)
Get an older compatible driver for your CD-Rom that is windows 98 compatible, so something around the year 2000 is probably ideal.
Uninstall your current driver and reboot. Scan for Hardware changes and install the new drivers for your CD-ROM. Then check your config.sys and verify the driver. If its not correct, open the autoexec.bat in an editor. in the portion of the autoexec.bat that has MSCDEX..exe program you'll put in the following. (replace DRIVERNAME with the driver name, typically MSCD001)

LH C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE /D:DRIVERNAME

Save, reboot. Let me know how it goes!

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How can i downlord song in cd


You have burn the cd as a Audio cd. All you need a blank cd and a nice cd burning tool such as Nero.

Just install the Nero onto your system, then put the cd in and click on Make Audio cd on Nero and follow the on screen instructions.

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I cant see my dvd/cd drive in"my computer" wndow, but it is visible in "device manager"


These are the steps to resolve the issue for the cd/dvd icon missing in the My computer.

Step 1: Please perform manual registry set up by following the below steps:

Please make a full backup of your registry files, particularly user.dat, system.dat, and policy.pol. If you make any incorrect entries, the backed-up registry files can be used to replace the corrupted registry entries.

Follow these steps to backup registry:

1. Click Start, select Run. In the "Open" field type REGEDIT
2. Click OK and click "File" in the menu bar
3. Click "Export" from the drop down menu this will open a new box
4. Click the down arrow beside "Save In" and select "Local Disk (C:)"
5. In the File Name field type BACKUP.REG Verify that under the "Export Range", that the radio button is beside "All"
6. Click Save.

Now make the following changes in registry:

1. Click Start and click Run(XP) or type Click Start and type regedit in search then hit enter(vista, Windows 7).
2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
3. Click the plus (+) sign beside HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
4. Click the plus (+) sign beside System.
5. Click the plus (+) sign beside Current Control Set.
6. Click the plus (+) sign beside Control.
7. Click the plus (+) sign beside Class.
8. Locate the {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318} key and click it.
9. On the File menu, click Export.
10. In the File name box, type savedkey and click Save. It is better
to save the "savedkey" to the desktop.
11. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type UpperFilters (found in right
window pane) and then click Delete on the Edit menu.
12. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.

NOTE: If this data type is missing, continue to the next
method.

13. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type LowerFilters (found in right
window pane) and click Delete on the Edit menu.
14. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
15. Quit the Registry Editor.

Step 2: Please uninstall the CD/DVD drive form Device Manager :

1. Click Start and select Control Panel.

2. Double-click the system icon. If the System icon is not found directly under Control Panel, click the Performance and Maintenance icon and then click the System icon.
3. The System properties Window opens. You can open the System Properties window directly by pressing the Windows key and Pause/Break key simultaneously.
4. Click the Hardware tab and then click the Device Manager button.
5. Click the plus (+) sign next to the DVD/CD-ROM drives .
6. Right-click the driver listed under this Category and select Uninstall. In the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click OK.
7. Repeat step 6 until all entries under the device category are deleted.
8. Restart the computer.

After the notebook is restarted it automatically detects the drive and the drivers are installed.

Regards,

Shami

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Receive cant find SIERA.err when i try to open my hoyle classic games


found this on the sierra support site, this was for king's quest, however it should resolve your issue as well ..

Problem: "Windows title not found" error when starting game, followed by "Cannot find SIERRA.ERR". (Windows 3.1 and Windows 95)
Solution: These error messages are caused by a corrupted or incorrect RESOURCE.WIN file. The RESOURCE.WIN is a small text file that contains information aout your computer. The game program looks at this file to determine where the game is installed and where to look for the game CD. If this file is missing information, you will get the above error messages. To correct this, edit the RESOURCE.WIN file (it's in the game directory!) and check that the first three lines look like this:
[Windows]
title=King's Quest VII
titleBar=TRUE
If these two lines are missing or show different information, add them or change them to match the ones above. Remember, they must be the first three lines in the file. Then, check that the last five lines look like this:
resAud=D:\
resSfx=D:\
patchDir=C:\SIERRA\KQ7
movieDir=D:\AVI
audio=C:\SIERRA\KQ7
These lines assume that King's Quest VII is installed to C: and that your CD ROM drive is D:. If your drive letters are different, make the appropriate substitutions. If these five lines are missing or show different information, add them or change them to match the ones above.
You should also check that the King's Quest VII icon's properties indicate the correct working directory. To do this, click once on the King's Quest VII icon to highlight it. Then press ALT-ENTER (Windows 3.1) or right click (Windows 95) to access the icon's properties. The command line should read:
C:\SIERRA\KQ7\SIERRAWS.EXE C:\SIERRA\KQ7\RESOURCE.WIN (versions 1.4 and 1.51)
C:\SIERRA\KQ7\SIERRAW.EXE -o C:\SIERRA\KQ7\RESOURCE.WIN (version 2.0)
The working directory should be your CD ROM drive, for example, D:\. If your CD ROM drive is another letter, substitute the appropriate letter. Click on OK when the working directory is correct.

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Dec 03, 2009 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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An error occcurred during the installtion of my HP 7280 photosmart printer. The parameter in incorrect.


Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP require files named printupg.inf and printupg.PNF to be found in the Windows .inf folder. If these files are missing or damaged, no printer can be installed and the error of incorrect parameter will come, and the existing files need to be removed if present, and a fresh copy of printupg.inf restored from the Windows backup archive. Kindly Do the following steps:--------
  • Double-click My Computer on the first screen or in Start menu.
  • On the Menu bar, click Tools , then Folder Options
  • Click the View tab.
  • Under Hidden Files And Folders, select Show hidden files and folders
  • Deselect Hide extensions for known file types and Hide protected operating system files .
  • After the above steps, you will be sure that the Computer is showing all files. After it >..............
  • Close the other applications. Double-click the hard drive icon that Windows is installed in, the name usually ends with C: .
  • Double-click the Windows or WINNT folder icon.
  • Double-click the .inf folder icon
  • On the Menu bar, click View , then Details .
  • Click the word Name above the list of folder and file icons until the list is in alphabetical order.
  • Scroll down the list to the section where files starting with the word print are located.
  • If files are found named printupg.inf or printupg.PNF , rename them using the following procedure:----
  1. Right-click on one of the files, then click Rename
  2. Click at the right edge of the file name to remove the highlight from the name.
  3. Press the Backspace key on the keyboard three times to remove the inf or PNF letters
  4. Type the reverse of the three letters, then press the Enter key on the keyboard. For example, inf would be replaced with fni, and PNF would be replaced by FNP.
  5. If the other file is present, Repeat Steps as through in step 4.
  • Insert a new copy of printupg.inf into the inf folder using the following procedure:
  1. Determine where the correct i386 folder is by double-clicking My Computer on the first screen or in the Start menu, then double-clicking the icon that ends with C: If the i386 folder is not displayed, click the Up or Back arrow at the top of the window, then try any other icons that look exactly like the one already tried, one at a time. If the i386 folder is still not found, insert the Windows or computer manufacturer recovery CD-ROM disc and double-click each icon that looks like a CD-ROM disc one at a time.
  2. Make a note of the path where the folder is found, including the drive letter at the end of the icon name. If folder icons were double-clicked during the search, do not use the i386 folder found after double-clicking the Driver Cache folder. For example, if the i386 folder was found on the recovery CD-ROM disc in drive G: , in folder Archive, the path would beG:\Archive\i386. If the folder was found in the computer's hard drive, the path will probably be C:\i386 . If it was found on the Windows CD-ROM disc inserted in the drive icon ending in M: , the path would be M:\i386
  3. Click Start , then Run
  4. In the Run box, type CMD , then click OK
  5. At the blinking cursor in the black box, type the following statement, where PATH is the actual path determined in step a above and _ is the underscore key, which requires holding the Shift key while pressing the Dash key: EXPAND PATH\printupg.in_ C:\XXX\inf\printupg.inf .
  6. The text that Windows displays in the black box will now indicate if the file was found and expanded or not. If the text includes an error message, type the statement above again at the blinking cursor, checking for accuracy. Ensure that all backslashes and the single blank spacebar key after the underscore (Shift+Dash) are included, and that a full colon is typed after each drive letter.
  7. If another error is displayed, verify that the PATH being typed is correct by referring to step a above, then type the statement again
After the file has been successfully expanded, close the black box. The missing printupg.PNF file will be created by Windows when it is needed.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the printer software by using the procedure recommended in the documentation that came with the printer.
Thank you, Have a nice day.

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To create an Autorun-enabled CD-ROM, proceed as follows:
  • Create an Autorun.inf File
    Autorun.inf is a text file that is located in the root folder of your application CD-ROM. It provides to the computer the name and the location of the startup program for your application that is installed when the CD-ROM is inserted. The Autorun.inf file can also contain optional information including the following:
  • The name of a file that contains an icon that represents your application's CD-ROM drive. This icon appears in Windows Explorer instead of the standard drive icon.
  • Additional commands for the shortcut menu that appears when the user right-clicks the CD-ROM icon. You can also specify the default command that runs when the user double-clicks the icon. Autorun.inf files are similar to .ini files.
  • The [autorun] section contains the default Autorun commands. All Autorun.inf files must have an [autorun] section.
  • icon: Specifies the path and the file name of an application-specific icon for the CD-ROM drive.
  • open: Specifies the path and the file name of the startup application.

Autorun.infThe following is an example of a simple Autorun.inf file. It specifies Filename.exe as the startup application. The second icon represents the CD-ROM drive instead of the standard drive icon.
[autorun]
open=Filename.exe
icon=Filename.ico

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This file/command, mscdex 2.23, is the MS-DOS CD-ROM extensions file. If this has glitched or is corrupted it generally won't stop the computer from running, but it will stop it from reading CD's or newer CD's. The first link bellow is the history and the download for the mscdex, but the machine will need to be up and running in order to download it. If you can't get the machine running, try to reinstall the operating system.You may need to flash the bios if it won't let you install the new system or read from the disc. The second link bellow is for the most recent bios flash for your machine. To flash the bios you will need to make a bootable floppy, using a different computer (obviously). The third link is for a updated CD-ROM driver from IBM, that may do the same as the mscdex, and the fourth link is to the driver list for the 380ed at IBM's support site. You might browse over them and find some updated drivers or patches you need.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q123408

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=EMON-3MGGW8

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=RMIE-38CEKN

http://www.ibm.com/products/finder/us/finders?pg=ddfinder&Ne=5000000&lc=en&tmpl=%2Fproducts%2Ffinder%2Fus%2Fen%2Ffinders&collectionN=0&N=0&Ntt=thinkpad+380ed&sid=724082441217428650007&ibm-go.y=12&ibm-go.x=15&finderN=1000188&cm_re=other-_-suprcn-_-download&Ntk=text_gensearch&cc=us&Ns=&ibm-go.x=18&ibm-go.y=10

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Your question was not quite clear "then show them on my computer"


1.) You can use a third program software like nero.
To use nero, you have to "purchase" it first, then install nero, then open "Nero burning ROM" application usually either under
"program files\Ahead\Nero\Nero Burning Rom\nero.exe"
or
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Select the option CD-ROM Iso, then select multi session(if you want to add pictures later) or no multisession (if you dont want to add pictures later)::: For example, your CD takes abour 700MB of data, but you only have 10 pictures @ 30MB or so then you most likely to use multisession.::: Then click on the "new" button to start compiling your cd.

Then you can add your files into your compilation. You can give your CD a name by either double clicking on the little disk icon to your right in the first nero and changing the name OR by selecting "File" from the menu, then selecting the "Compilation properties" option, then click on the "Label" tab, and change your cd's name there.

All you have to do now, after you have given your cd a name and added files to the compilation is to find and click on the "burn" icon located in the nero bar below the "file, edit, new menus".


2.)If you have installed nero, you can also use Nero smart start 2 complile your CD. Benefis: Much quicker and easier to use.

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Your system is corrupted, files needed to boot up windows was corrupt or it was deleted accidentally, the only solution that can correct the problem is provide installation disc(windows installer) and insert it to the CD ROM and boot your system to CD DOM and follow the the on screen instruction.
(note: installation of Operating system can lost your important files, back up the files)

installation of OS refer to this info: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/winxp/install.mspx

please do not rate me if the solution not solve the problem.

if need more info, please notify me, i will give you more information.

best regards.

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Hello, you are so funny SeekPCRepair, when my neighbours went missing she thought it was personal (she has had some wicked pc issues last year!!!) Piap,has the CD rom icon dissapeared off the my computer window? This can mean evil gnomes have stolen it ( a fellow once said) but actually, it is something that sometimes just happens. It can be there one minute and gone the next.
You do need to go through the steps above as SeekPCRepair has said, but if nothing above works, and no entries at all appear for your drive under device manager ( found by clicking my computer, then view system info, then hardware, then device manager) and you have opened up your pc, and checked if the power ribbons (cables) are secure, and then looked for it again, it is either defective or a software issue. If all else fails, you can try editing the registry, as it may be corrupt driver files but first you need to try uninstalling the drive and reinstalling it if you can find the driver deatils. If this does not work, try downloading new driver from manufactures website. Install with this and see if it works. Post back if none of this works above and i will tell you how to step by step edit the registry to repair corrupt files.

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