Lost Both CD drives

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by peterdragon_20, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. Hope someone can help me!, I downloaded the virus fix from Symatec, followed the instructions, and the bull*.*. happened.
    rebooted the computer, and no cd drives. I know it has to do will some settings in windows xp pro, because cmos shows all the drives, and I can even boot from the drive. I sure don't want to reload windows, I'll lose all my programs. I know someone at the forum can help.

    TIA
    Peterdragon
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    could try a repair job, just boot from the xp cd and look for repair or just do a upgrade install, same thing really.

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  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Have a look here>
    Go to Start/Control Panel /Administrative Tools >/Computer Management, Disk Management, then see if you can see your cd rom's. If so reassign them a drive letter.
     
  4. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    BTW

    if you do a repair install you wont lose any programs or shortcuts

    Boot from CD

    Hit enter to go into setup / F8 I agree / R - repair /

    it takes about 30 mins depending on your machine & you will need to enter your volume key

    the only draw back is all your XP updates & patches will be gone

    unless you do a repair with an XP-SP1 slipstreamed disk
    http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?object=article.cfm&id=160

    :cool: