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40 points to KNEEA for CDROM not detected

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KNEEA,

I am asking the monitors to close out the original question and am awarding partial points:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qManageQuestion.jsp?ta=hardgen&qid=20128757

Your responses did help me a lot.

Thanks so much,

PleaseNoSpam
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Thanks for the points.  I have added some other info to the original question which might help.  If not, they will help other users with the same problem.

When you have access to a lot of computers, nobody minds when you change an old CD drive to a new one.  So when I have the same problem as you I look for the oldest pentium with the slowest CD, put the new CD in there, and then take the old one out for the old computer.  I have done this many times and it works quite well.

Check out your friends and family to see who has old computers - split the cost of the new drive between you both, but make sure that the old one works first!  I have a friend who reconditions old PCs and he buys all the old ones from car boot sales.

There's an expression about wineskins that people use a lot for this situation - which I can't remember exactly because I never use wineskins!  Basically, new things for new computers, old things for old computers.

Anthony
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