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Old 11-08-2004, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Help!

Can someone help me?
My computer has 2 drives D and N i use n most of the time to play games etc...
Recently when i put in a game cd into drive n it doesn't autorun or anything, and when i go to My Computer, drive n is'nt there. it just isnt. ALSO when i press eject by right clicking on drive D and pressing eject BOTH drives eject.
When i use drive d to put in a cd and click on the icon windows says please insert game cd, but the cd is already in. so when i explore the cd, sometimes I get the blue screen that says "please insert CD" blah blah blah.


After i shut off my computer THE RIGHT WAY, even after just restarting, i get the "Improper shutdown detected" scandisk
I think something is wrong. theres been 2 other people with a similar problemo :amazed:

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Old 11-08-2004, 10:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Please list your system specifications.

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Old 11-09-2004, 07:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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System Information
Operating System: Windows Me (4.90, Build 3000)
System Manufacturer: 00101700 7940
System Model: 15515700061256
BIOS: Phoenix
Processor: Intel Pentium III, ~1.0GHz
Memory: 254MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
DxDiag Version: 4.09.0000.0902 32bit

Display Devices
Card name: 3D Prophet 4000XT PCI
Manufacturer: Hercules
Chip type: -
DAC type: -
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_104A&DEV_0010&SUBSYS_00391681&REV_01\ 40F000
Display Memory: 54.5 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (16 bit)(default refresh rate)
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: pmx2.drv
Driver Version: 4.13.0001.6122 (English)
DDI Version: 8
Driver Attributes: Beta Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/2/2002 16:28:44, 66848 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: No
WHQL Date Stamp: None
VDD: *vdd,*vflatd
Mini VDD: pmxmini.vxd
Mini VDD Date: , 0 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EAA-4350-11CF-DB62-3820A3C2C935}
Vendor ID: 0x104A
Device ID: 0x0010
SubSys ID: 0x00391681
Revision ID: 0x0001
Revision ID: 0x0001
Video Accel: -
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Not Available
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

Sound Devices
Description: Crystal WDM Audio
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2415&SUBSYS_56438086&REV_02\BUS_0 0&DEV_1F&FUNC_05
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: cwawdm.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.4026 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 7/27/2000 00:00:00, 58108 bytes
Other Files: cwawdm.sys
Driver Provider: Crystal Semiconductor Corporation
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xB5B
Min/Max Sample Rate: 7200, 48000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

Sound Capture Devices
Description: Crystal WDM Audio
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: cwawdm.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.4026 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 7/27/2000 00:00:00, 58108 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x41
Format Flags: 0xFFF

Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
Drive: C:
Free Space: 90.7 GB
Total Space: 117.2 GB
File System: FAT32

Drive: D:
Model: IDE-CD R/RW 8x4x32
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Old 11-09-2004, 10:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Have you ever considered upgrading your O/S to Windows 2000? That's what I use and I never have the problems other people do with their hardware.

Other than that, you really need to go to the System/Motherboard manufacturer site and check on the chipset drivers.. As I have noticed similar problems on VIA systems that fail to have the Hyperion Drivers.
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