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When I boot my computer I don't get a CD-ROM drive. What could be the problem?

Thanks in advance,
Tyler
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Question by:Styles
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by:Webopa
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Hi Styles,

you are not very specific about your problem.
Try to check in your BIOS if the connection for the physical port is activated.
It probably won't help though - just a thought.

Webopa
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by:tafederek
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Does the BIOS have the Primary/Secondary Master and Slaves set to AUTO?
Set them to AUTO if they are not.
Check the jumper settings on your CD-ROM drive to be set to either Master or Slave and see if BIOS detects it then.
Is it only in Windows that you don't have a CD-ROM?
Try copying the oakcdrom.sys file from your Windows Startup Disk to your C:\ drive/directory and change your config.sys to say:
device=oakcdrom.sys /d:cddrive

change your autoexec.bat to:
c:\windows\command\mscdex /d:cddrive
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by:ennisisland
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Styles....Have you just recently installed this CD Rom drive?
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White_Buffalo earned 100 total points
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right click on your "my computer" icon. Go to properties and go into device manager. Is the CDROM listed? Is the proper driver installed? Crack the case, make sure the cabling is right. Also, checking the jumpers is a good idea.
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by:bailey85
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You are not very specific.  If you go in My Computer and you don't see the drive letter for you cd-rom drive.  You will need to Fdisk /mbr from c:\windows\command and shut down the computer for about 1 minute.  Reboot the machine.
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