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Apparently there are no viable solutions available for this problem. In the C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe dialog box, type: del /a /f c:\windows\system32\undo_guimode.txt. Most fustrated and I have tried everything! Either there is something wrong with the computer or it is not new. Source

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). b. I know this may look like a hardware problem, but the drive works fine if I access it in the brief period before it goes away. At that time I didn't have any specialized software for my disc drive, and the old disc drive was a read only.

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Reply Lena Moe says: April 16, 2009 at 2:59 am My CDROM isnt visible in device manager, so there isnt anything to remove/uninstall. move the CMOS jumper to the second jumper position for 5 seconds3. After trying using a USB (and failing) I moved to a CD. Because you have to have a fully operational system first to go on the internet.

Maybe I'm one of the next ones. I put this PC together in 2005 so is not that old. I'm in much need of help and any insight would be very appreciated. Windows 10 i gave up for a few days and tried again.

After seeing all the other comments about not having it at all, I am not willing to risk trying to do anything for fear I might loose it entirely. Reboot And Select Proper Boot Device I know there are probably some drivers issues down the road but i fixed the asam problem by just swaping the external apple dvd drive from the left (where it woudln't All however need some minimal work to make their function seamless and appropriate for the home [email protected] Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - JY by MARTIN TEAD / November Sadly the disk was cracked so I had to download the iso and burn it (don't ask me how please) to a disk.I burned it to a DVD, which my computer

Simple as that. Reply dell pentium d says: June 9, 2009 at 5:16 am cd-rom is not appear in my computer and also in device manager what should i do? The exact same problem than you has happened to me yesterday. Possible Fix by reconfiguring boot.ini using Recovery Console. 1.Boot with XP CD or 6 floppy boot disk set. 2.

Reboot And Select Proper Boot Device

Reply muruga says: April 8, 2009 at 3:58 am same problem on Toshiba with XP home suddenly DVD/CD stopped, I did a check with boot disc and it was recognized. After trying various attempts (new dvd drive, another xp disk, loading a generic cd-rom driver), I happened across this forum and found Terry's fix from back in '07. Windows Failed To Start it shows a drive but when i put a dvd or cd in it just read and freeze. Bootmgr Is Missing Can this solution you find be done with a Windows XP disc that is not the one used for my computer (my computer came with windows XP pre-installed on partition and

My best guess is that windows is now stuck in trying to boot up in safe mode but thats based solely on the course of events. http://webwonder.net/xp-home/xp-home-over-top-of-win-98.php Please be detailed as possible in your answer. My best guess is that windows is now stuck in trying to boot up in safe mode but thats based solely on the course of events. I have Phoenix 1.7 but they appear to have gone out of business Reply Lugi says: April 24, 2009 at 6:15 am Updated my BIOS-it doesn't help. Chkdsk

Reply A Man Eating Duck says: April 27, 2009 at 11:43 am Thanks RV, your steps fixed my problem. Still Nero 7 is not letting me burn DVD's. Can't read DVD or CD. have a peek here A Repair Install will replace files altered by adware and malware, but will not fix an adware, malware problem.

Votes: Rating: 0 Delete: 0 From: Compu Jack on 12/25/2010 I had the globalroot/device/cdrom0/i386 problem too with an acer computer, I changed the CD-Rom and it worked for me:D Votes: Rating: Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Can't read cd/dvd The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Deinstalled drivers.

What do you know everything is back to normal.

Since you say it will boot on occasion the failure may not be severe enough at this stage to completely fail, but a total inability to boot may be looming on Votes: Rating: 0 Delete: 0 From: willy on 07/28/2011 i have a problem during installation, fatal error and parameter is incorrect appeared Votes: Rating: 0 Delete: 0 From: Kevin on 06/20/2011 I don't know how it worked because I had tried the same thing about a 50 times b4 but it din't wrk. Reply judy mattox says: May 1, 2009 at 2:23 am ok, i'm another person with the same problems…..has been "dead" for about 10 days now while i have tried every trick

Big mistake as there was nothing wrong with it. and rebooted ? Which is not a Microsoft issue at all.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows Legacy OS forum 5 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Check This Out i dont know who was the first person to sugest sucha simple thing as u simply swap ur drive but to taht man much respect is due something so simple and

says: May 27, 2009 at 3:28 pm Help!! Step by Step on AutoStreamer Printable Repair Install step by step. Obviously, I must have taken out the right one, because the computer finally booted normally! Drive missing in Vista.

What I did: I must say I got panicked. I took my XP machine downstairs and have only used it sparingly, mostly just keeping the antivirus up to date and applying Windows Updates. If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. A salvage mission into the depths of Windows XP, explained by a non-geek by Charlie White Feedback Feedback on success or failure of the above fixes would be greatly appreciated.

MS - you are costing us money - big time. Blaster worm warning: Do not immediately activate over the internet when asked, enable the XP firewall before connecting to the internet. Charlie Russel MS-MVP Charlie Russel submitted this valuable information that if you have Symantec GO Back installed, you will not get an option to repair install until you disable it.(you will Now it works fine! 🙂 Reply Jacques Hoffen says: June 11, 2009 at 6:33 pm Thank you very very much for the help of this page.

I tried removing the upperfilters, etc. N. gud luck and GOD BLESS... :) Votes: Rating: 0 Delete: 0 From: Rebecca on 05/21/2012 So this was one of the most aggravating things I think I have ever had to and it started up loading again.

Please submit your fixes. i'll try everything to get my DVD drives back, but can't get it, so please tell me if theres another way to fix it. I also just processed the [Article ID: 337843] instruction for "upper and lower" buffers to be removed action.