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Re: cd drive not showing up onlap top
Delete the cd drive from device manager. reboot the laptop. the cd drive should automatically de detected on bootup. to go to device manager: Right click My Computer icon, choose Hadware tab, click on device manager button.
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Doesn't start as in nothing happens when you hit the power button? Or are you saying the Desktop is black, but it seems like windows started and went through the boot process?
If nothing happens when you hit the power button: Shine a flashlight on the dark screen to see if you barelysee the icons on the desktop. If so, then the LCD Inverter is bad.
Plug in an external monitor and see if the display shows up on it. It can beany kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vgacable to connect to your computer's vga port. If so that proves yourvideo card is ok. The video will show on most systems when you rebootwithout you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN(Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correctkey for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key willnormally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.
If you see no icons by shinning a flash light and the external monitor works,then your screen is bad. If you see no icons by shinning the flash lightand nothing shows on the external monitor, then most likely your video card isbad.
Take a soft paper towel and make sure there are no fingerprints either on the top or bottom of the cd. Then put the cd back into the drive and restart the computer. Listen to the drive and see if its trying to load the cd. You should get a progress bar that comes up showing you that its trying to get into the windows setup. If you can't hear anything from your drive then that means the drive is going bad and would need to be replaced. Also try another windows disc if you have another one just to see if the problem is the original disc. It could be that its not trying to go into the setup and its bypassing the cd and not going anywhere. Also go into your system BIOS and make sure the cd/dvd drive is the first drive in the boot list.
you need to set the jumper setting from your Hard Drive as Master Drive and the CD/DVD player is Slave then go to Bios settings then set 1st boot CD/DVD to boot the windows installer..good luck and have a nice day..