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Re: dvd / cd roms not working
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2011, 09:19 »
The disk controller.
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Re: dvd / cd roms not working
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2011, 09:29 »
As in the I/O thingy whatsit?
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Re: dvd / cd roms not working
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2011, 09:33 »
The very same.
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Re: dvd / cd roms not working
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2011, 11:08 »
So, what does Terry need to do?
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Re: dvd / cd roms not working
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2011, 12:20 »
If it is the controller, it's probably motherboard based, so the solution would be to disable it and fit a separate controller card. The only other thing I can think is to try a Windows repair, and if that doesn't work, a full re-install.
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Re: dvd / cd roms not working
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2011, 12:22 »
Delete ide controllers and reboot  ;)

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Re: dvd / cd roms not working
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2011, 12:24 »
That too, Terry. ;D
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Re: dvd / cd roms not working
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2011, 20:00 »
Nope ..that didnt work  :laugh:

Just put the 2 said Drivers into a spare pc running Vista ....and all ok.

It must be something to do with the mobo?

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Re: dvd / cd roms not working
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2011, 09:52 »
I think so, Terry. Either than or the Windows installation is badly screwed.
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Re: dvd / cd roms not working
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2011, 16:43 »
Catch 22 then..how do you get xp repaired without a cd player  :crazy:

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Re: dvd / cd roms not working
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2011, 16:50 »
USB drive? Use a Linux distro and see if that can pick up the CD drives, if it can, it has to be Windows, if it can't, it's the mobo.
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