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Old 02-21-2005, 02:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello.
This is very urgent.
For some freaking reason my stupid computer wont read my CD/DVD BURNER and my computer is messing up so i have to reformat it But need to backup my files first
The problem with the CD/DVD drive is that it wont burn a CD or dvd let alone read them! i dont know what it is!
please help me b/c this is very urgent!

Maybe this info my help:
I have:
Compaq
p2 350 mhz
Nvidia Geforce FX 5200
20 GB hard drive
CD/DVD BURNER
CD drive
192 ram
WIN XP PROFESSIONAL

Every time i start my computer it keeps saying found new hardware
and it says "IDE CHANNEL"
but everytime i click next it says Sorry,the drivers for this couldnt not be installed or something like that
and something about SCSI
whats wrong
do i have The master and slave set wrong?
Help! please!
PLZ RESPOND A.S.A.P!
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Firstly..... calm down
Take a few deep breaths
Breath in
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Feeling better?


Question.
When you open MY COMPUTER, do you see the CD/DVD Burner there?
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*Sigh* sorry for ovrreacting like that.
(Thing is i know about computers just not the thast good with the inner core of the computer(ie.motherboard)

Anyways
Yea,It says DVD drive
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Anyways
Yea,It says DVD drive
Sounds like your DVD/CDRW drive laser is either dirty or it's F***ed.

It's it dirty, then a quick try to your local radio shack or Tandy, and you would be able to purchase a CD/DVD drive cleaner. It's a disk that cleans the lens of your laser.

Otherwise, it could be that the laser is on longer reading, and if that is the case, you might need to get a new drive.
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I am having the exact same probs with my dvd rom. It isn't burning CD's or playing DVD's. But I'd go with what Harper said; I'll try it myself infact.
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Hmmmmm
you know i never thought of that
Thing is that i also had a CD burner before and it started doing the same thing but this is when i had win XP home edition
now when i got the dvd/cd burner i got win xp pro and Im thinking its the OS but thats just me

Ill just try the lens thing first and see what happens
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The IDE channel, huh? Sounds like corrupt MBD chipset drivers. Try installing the chipset drivers for the MBD.
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motherboard... I'm assuming it did work before...
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Sounds like your DVD/CDRW drive laser is either dirty or it's F***ed.

It's it dirty, then a quick try to your local radio shack or Tandy, and you would be able to purchase a CD/DVD drive cleaner. It's a disk that cleans the lens of your laser.

Otherwise, it could be that the laser is on longer reading, and if that is the case, you might need to get a new drive.
I know you know more about computers in general than me, but i highly doubt it's a laser issue.
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