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Disk drive disappeared.

Posted on 2011-03-11
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I have windows 7 installed on my htpc and wanted to install Ubuntu instead.

My first mistake was that I copied on the ubuntu iso file instead of burning it on as per the instructions. I put the cd into by disk drive and then went into bios to get it to boot from cd.

That didnt seem to work, it just opened up in Windows again. SO I went to eject the disk (to start process over)  but now the button on the drive does not work and I cant even see the disk drive in MY COMPUTER. The disc is stuck in there.

I went back into bios setup and now I dont even have the option to boot from this drive - just my hard drive and a usb drive!!

Where on earth could it have gone?
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aboo_s earned 250 total points
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With a needle or something thin and hard try manually opening your drive and get the cd out then restart your computer!

The drive has a little hole in it's front panel that is used to manually open it.
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by:nobus
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could be the drive is just bad, and has to be replaced
you can test it on another pc to be sure; verify/reseat all cables also
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by:JohnnyNZ
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I forced it open and rebooted and it worked.
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