View Full Version : Cd-rom crazy

09-09-2002, 08:12 PM
Hi I am having trouble getting a cdrom to work on my pc.
the other day I formatted a spare hd using the power connection and cable that was connected to my cdrom, once that was done I hooked the cd back up and when I went to use it a few days later it would not read cd's, eg you put in a cd and the light flickers a few times then nothing, in my computer (the operating systems is xp) the icon for the cdrom is there and when you click on it opens up another window with nothing in it, I had a spare cdrom so put that in and when I put a cdrom in it it starts to wind up then stops, then starts to wind up, then stops etc etc etc, all settings are the same, I have tried system restore to the time before I formatted the spare hd but that made no difference either??


09-09-2002, 09:21 PM
Go into the BIOS and see what is detected. When XP saw the HDD it will have replaced the BIOS setting, and probably has not picked up the CD again.