O NO Help Me Pls

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ste_w, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. ste_w

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    I Have Recently Downloaded the latest Microsoft patch for I.E and my firewall one from the XP Update Service. After the download finished I was asked to restart so I did, however once it came back on I noticed that the Computer wouldn't let me open my DVD Drive, I checked on my Computer an it Said C: Local Disk & D: My E: Had disappeared, I Can Open the drive While the Computer is Loading (Restarting) But not on the Desktop. I Tried A System Restore But the Drive is still not detected I have also been on device manager and there is no errors or faults its just Vanished. What Has Happened And how can I fix this?

    Thank You

    Ste_W

    P.S Im sorry if ive put this under the Wrong Section.
     
  2. 2z

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    Open the box & make sure one of the cables hasn't worked loose
     
  3. ste_w

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    Ok But the computer hasnt been moved in the slightest ill check it out tho.
    Any More Suggestions?
    Thanx
     
  4. 2z

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    swap the cables over
     
  5. ste_w

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    But The DVD Drive Works when the comp is restarting, it opens an closes but i cant use it while im on the desktop.
     
  6. 2z

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    its not the power then
     
  7. 2z

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    Is it being picked up in device manager ??
     
  8. ste_w

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    Everything Else Works Fine, it must have been the updates, ive emailed Evesham (The Ones Who Made My Comp) But they wont reply untill late 2morro. I Have 2 User Accounts an it doesnt work on that one either. I Havnt tried safemode yet, but im guessin it still wont work.
    Thanx
     
  9. ste_w

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    And No it isnt bein picked up, it only shows my RW.

    Thanx
     
  10. 2z

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    unplug it (power & ribbon cable
    reboot
    plug it back in & reboot
    It should detect new hardware
     
  11. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    OK this happaned to me once. My cd-r drive just dissappeared. So i spent 3 hours talking to some lady on how to fix this. Everything from system restore to cleaning things. Then she put me on hold and 5 minutes later some guy got on and said "turn off your computer. Unplug the power cable for 3 seconds. Plug in the cable. Turn on the computer. Do you have any other questions?" I hadn't even turned off my computer yet and he was about to hang up. But it worked. I dunno why it did, prolly reset something in the BIOS, whateva. it works now.