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Old 09-04-2005, 07:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's always safe, you just want to back up all your data first before you touch formatting.
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have a HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B and it randomly stopped working. I have looked on several websites for help but none have helped. I think it may be a driver issue but I have not been able to find the drivers. Any Help ??
I have the same problem. I think there's dust on the lens or something. I tried those special CDs that clean the drive and no luck.
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Yeah but I don't have a backup hard-drive at the moment is it completely safe to do that without one ?
I have never had problems with lost data from a reinstall of XP. I always create a backup just in case so if you can get a hold of another CD/RW drive to burn a backup of your data before restore it would be advisable. If not, your data should be OK after the reinstall.
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Old 09-05-2005, 06:57 AM   #14 (permalink)
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try changing over the cable. It may be something as simple as a faulty IDE cable.
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