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Old 26-09-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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All right ! my CD drive wont work at all..it doesn't even appears in my desktop anymore :angry: when iput a CD in it..nothing!

Can you help if you know what it might be if u need any specifications please ask..i dont really know what esle to say

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Old 26-09-2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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First: Have you checked the physical connection? Try with a different IDE connector. Have you changed any settings on your computer?
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Old 26-09-2006, 03:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for the fast answer..yep checked the physical connection everything's good

For the IDE connector well i dont know what the hell it is! LOLl i guess its the wires that connect into the drive im dont really know a lot about settings and things..and no didnt change any settings lately..it was working perfectly just some days ago ! but you could tell me where to look on my comp. to see where the problem might be

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Old 26-09-2006, 03:08 PM   #4
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Yeah, the IDE is the broad, flat connector between your motherboard and the drive. They tend to break rather easily.

Are there any lights on at all on your drive?
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Old 26-09-2006, 03:11 PM   #5
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Yep..the ''read'' light comes on when i put a CD in it..i can hear it reading the CD and 3 seconds later light comes off and nothing
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Old 26-09-2006, 03:20 PM   #6
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Windows XP? If so, go to Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager. Look for the DVD/CD-ROM drives there. Are there any?

If you have Win9x, you should be able to find this, but I don't remember quite how.
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Old 26-09-2006, 03:21 PM   #7
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When did you exactly notice the CD-Rom drive stopped working? Did anything particular happen just before that occurred? Installation of any new games or programs, maybe?

I've got a possible solution, but it's a tad... risky.
Go into Device Manager and to the Drive Controllers entry in the list. You will find three devices there: Primary IDE, Secondary IDE and a controller (which differs from motherboard to motherboard). Uninstall them all.
Reboot your machine then. Windows will re-detect and re-install the appropriate drivers.

Also, is your optical drive actually not a CD but DVD drive? If so, your machine might have "caught" StarForce.
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Old 26-09-2006, 04:46 PM   #8
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Yeah might be Starforce..when i go into windows help and try to resolve the problem under the help tips for hardware(dont know if thats what is a call a CD drive..im french so..) but when i click on the help tip for this particular problem..nothing! its like its block or something ans other places on my computer who would help me see whats wrong are blocked too! :blink:

Is that a thing that Starforce does?
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Old 26-09-2006, 09:04 PM   #9
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what kind of antivirus and malware detection programs do you have loaded?
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Old 27-09-2006, 04:05 AM   #10
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Try booting from it. That's probably the easiest way to tell if it's a hardware or software issue.
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