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Problem when rebooting my pc

Hi there, I have a couple of issues here that I would dearly like to resolve on my dell Optiplex GX270 pc.  

1. I can shut down and start up the pc no problem, when i try and restart it upon attemtping to boot it throws up a message of " a disk read error occured, press ctr alt del to restart".  Is there a way round this..?

2.  I have a DVD Rom and a CDRW both connected by the same ide cable but I can only see the DVD Rom and not the CDRW, is there a way of showing both drives within windows..??

Many thanks

Phil
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philipgeckoAuthor Commented:
I have sorted the reboot issue I just now have the issue where I cannot see my two cd drives, really annoying!!
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nobusCommented:
>>   2.  I have a DVD Rom and a CDRW both connected by the same ide cable   << check if  the CDRW is set to master, and the other as slave, or jumper both as cable select (CS)
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smiffy13Commented:
does the the cdrw open when you press the power button? if not then maybe the power molex has come loose.

Can you see both drives in the BIOS setup screen?

Finally you could try removing upper & lower filters from your registry as described in this MS article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;%5BLN%5D;q314060
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