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Cd rom wont play discs

Seems I cannot start the installation disc that comes with my new router.

Cant get the disc to start, the computer makes noises.

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  • Penny Smith Scott
    Penny Smith Scott Oct 10, 2008

    My cd rom won't recognize anything I put in it it is enabled and device is working properly. I recently reformatted harddrive and am running windows xp. what do ya thinK?



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If other disks work the installation disk might have a problem. Try using Windows Explorer to check the folder structure on the CD.

Most routers can be configured by connecting a network cable between your computer and one of the network cable outputs of the router ... (but not the one that is used to connect the router to the modem). Check your router manual or check on-line at the (router) manufacturer site to see which numbers have to be typed into a browser to access the router this way and set it up. It often is something like 192.168.2.0 or ending in 1 with default user name and password "admin"

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