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Can not use the cd - rom. It does not open automatically.

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Hi arganamj,

I assume you are using an IBM based PC, not a mac (in other words any computer not a mac). If that is so, then your CD-ROM drive has a mechanical release, not electrical.

Simple way to determine if your CD-ROM is stuck is to insert a punch into the release hole next to the normal eject button on the CD-ROM's front faceplate. It is a small hole about 2 millimeters wide, and if you bend a paper-clip into a straight line it is very easy to press the spring-release mechanism and eject your CD.

If this does not work, then your device is clearly jammed or defective, and would need to be repaired or replaced.

If this does work, inspect the CD tray and make sure there is not a CD stuck inside of the drive. After you have done all of this, and the drive is still having problems ejecting from the machine, it's time to look at your drivers and make sure your computer is talking to your CD-ROM properly and knows how to use it.

You might have to download new drivers from your manufacturer's website in order to repair a broken or missing driver on your machine. I would suggest not attempting re-installation of drivers yourself unless you feel capable of removing windows operating system components.

If you still would like to try that if you are willing to re-install your drivers through trial and error, post again and we can walk you through some of the process of driver installation. Hope that helps.

Posted on May 02, 2008

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Is this the first time that you are having this kind of issue?

If the CD rom tray still opens up then you can do a system restore to restore your computer's settings to a known good date.

Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore

Select a date when the CD rom was still working . Launch the restoration. Let it restart by itself. Check if it works after the restoration.

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I hope this helps!

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try this one:

To resolve this issue:
  1. If you are upgrading Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition, follow the troubleshooting steps that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article: 310064 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310064/ ) HOW TO: Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation When You Upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me Test to determine if the issue is resolved. If the issue is resolved, do not complete the remaining steps. If the issue is not resolved, go to the next step.
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    2. If Windows automatically detects the CD-ROM, click Install Windows to start the Windows XP Setup Wizard. If Windows does not automatically detect the CD-ROM, click Start, click Run, type CD-ROM drive letter:\setup.exe, and then click OK.
    3. Press ENTER.
    4. Click New Installation, and then click Next.
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  3. When you receive the "Press F6 to load SCSI/Raid Drivers" prompt, press F7 to bypass Advanced Configuration and PowerInterface (ACPI) detection.
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First use the following steps:

Use the following link, scroll a little and click on Fix It

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Click Run in the File Download dialog box and follow the steps in the wizard

When completed restart the computer and check the CD/DVD drive

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Please help me i can't find my ''cmos'' to make cd-rom boot. please send to: ----> whiteking_94@yahoo.com


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Open your cpu cabinet then you find 1 square motherbord chipset .there is 1 round cell it is called cmos cell.
If you want to reset all settings of motherbord pull it for 10 minutes then all settings are defaults automatic.
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Then when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios.
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