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Old 01-12-2007, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default CD Rom and CDRW causes rebooting

I want to salvage some info from an older computer but unable to use the CD Rom or CDRW. It will not read a CD and reboots or power shuts down. I am able to use the floppy drive. I've checked all connections, memory was taken out and replaced. Checked bios/cmos, things seem normal there (although I'm somewhat computer challenged).

Any help or hints?

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Old 01-12-2007, 06:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the easiest way to do this is to remove the hd from the older computer, install it as slave in a new one, and copy off everything you need.

Or you could also use a usb flash drive or external cd burner if you've got either of these.

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Old 01-12-2007, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay, thought about that, just didn't want to screw with the new computer. Can you briefly go through the steps, I've done it before...just not lately. I think the jumpers have to be changed. Thanks!
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