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Go to disk management via computer management under Administrative tools to see if your drives are present.If they are not you may need to initialise it.

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Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty

computers need power and data to travel through every working device and to continue its cycle and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers
You might need to upgrade your graphics card drivers

you might have to remove your graphics card to make sure the socket is clean
restart your computer the reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard
if your computer came with a mother board disk the drivers could be on it

click start control panel display desktop you can select a different desktop from the drop down list
or a browse button where you can select different pictures this may vary depending on your operating system

also you can change the settings for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general dpi normal size,larger size or custom settings
always click APPLY after making any changes

hope this helps

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Power on the computer, during the emachine splash screen, press the F11 key. Here is a link to the system restoration guide, there is a complete chapter on resoring the hard drive from the dard drive back up.

http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Desktops/8510406.pdf

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Check to see if it is detected in "Device Manger"
  • Right Click "My Computer" > Properties
  • Click on the "Hardware" tab
  • Click Device Manager
  • Check to see if you shows any devices with yellow ! or ?
If you see nothing at all for a CD/DVD drive then it's mostly just bad and needs to be replaced. Press easy replacement. Here is a tutorial. I would rate it a 2 out of 10 for difficulty. http://www.ehow.com/how_4814466_replace-computer-dvd-drive.html
Comment back if you need further assistance. Thanks!

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I have an HP pavilion slimline s3600f desktop pc and the optical disk drive doesn't seem to be reading cd's or DVD's.


Check the Device Manager to make sure that the OS does not have any issues with the device. If there is an exclamation point ( ! ), then Windows has issue with it. If there is an " ! " then right-click on the device and select update driver.

If the drive shows in My Computer, right-click on the drive and select "eject" from the list. This will verify that the OS is talking to the device.

Check your BIOS settings to make sure that it appears in the BIOS and is not disabled.

Also, Microsoft recently released an update to disable Auto-Play on CD/DVD drives. If Auto-Play isn't working (due to this update), then put a music/movie cd/dvd into the drive and open Windows Media player and try to play the disc through there.

The drive may not be "broken" it just may be that auto-play has been turned off by Microsoft.

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I put my old hard drive in as a slave, vista recognises it in management and device manager but doesnt recognise it in my computer?


it might need to be formatted, right click on the computer and click on manage, click on disk management and format the disk.

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Can I use this Hard Drive as a slave on my PC ?.


Hey,

Ofcourse you can, look at the top of the hard drive to find the jumper settings lable, change the jumper so the drive is slave.

Then connect it to your computer with a ide cable, if you have another hard drive on the same cable the other hard drive needs to be set as master, and be preferably on the end of the cable and slave on the center of the cable.

Then check your bios / cmos / cmos setup / computer setup, right when you turn on the computer to see if the hard drive is detected and properly installed.

heres a video on how to use bios
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-use-bios-69712/

if everything is okay it should show up in windows, if it doesn' then right click on my computer, select manage, then on left side select disk management, you may have to initialize and or partition the disk first before it shows up on my computer.



Thanks and good luck.
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Hi johnsil,

If the drive shows up in MY COMPUTER then the easy way to format the drive is right-clicking on it then choosing FORMAT. This will erase everything in the drive, so make sure to back up everything in the drive before formatting it.

Now if the drive doesn't show up in MY COMPUTER you may have to goto the Control Panel click on Administrative Tools then select Computer Management then click on the category of "STORAGE", you should see there Disk Management. Carefully look there for your Seagate 120GB Freeagent drive, right-click then choose format, and that should format the drive.

Hope this helps!

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If I understand correctly you are not able to find your DVD/CD drive listed under the "My computer"(computer in Vista)

When You try to use the Disc on the Drive,the Error"code 19" Pop's up.

Is the Light indicatng the Power to the Drive showing On.
If Yes Please Follow this solution For XP (operating system)

Click Start,
Right Click My Computer.
Click Properties.
(you should have got the system properties window Open)
Click Hardware TAB
Click Device manager Button

Look through the list to find the DVD drive (icon)
if you Find it and see a "+" sign Click it to make it "-"
then Observe the sub menu that appearce, (Reply to us if there were any of the alert Icons along with the ICON)

Right Click the sub-menu and Click uninstall.
then Restart the computer again.

please ask if you find ay Difficulties.
Thank you

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