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My PC Won't Recognize My CD-Rom Drive

By sthmlly ·
Autorun won't work and "run" doesn't recognize my CD-ROM drive either. It says I deleted the "E"(CD-ROM) folders. What do I do?

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by carlos.nino In reply to My PC Won't Recognize My ...

If your BIOS detects it correctly, and your OS is free of viruses/trojans, uninstall it from the hardware administrator and reboot to let the OS install it again.

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by soniwitu In reply to My PC Won't Recognize My ...

just go to bios setup and try the option of showing the machine manually if it dosent see the cd rom just return the cdrom to the vendor because it could be faulty

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by csmith In reply to My PC Won't Recognize My ...

This can also be a hardware problem.
Make sure the IDE cable to the CDROM has not worked itself loose.
The drive may have failed, and I have also seen the power plug (MOLEX connector) fall out.
But the first step is; does the BIOS see the CDROM?
That detemines if the OS, or the hardware should be checked.
(YES, BIOS sees it, Check OS.)( NO, BIOS does not see it, check hardware.)
Regards, Chris

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by reefurbb In reply to My PC Won't Recognize My ...

open "my computer" and see if the E: drive is listed or a CD icon is there. If not, then as previously answered, watch the black and white BIOS screen list componenets (if it does) to see if an Atapi CDrom is listed. If not, you may have BIOS setup problems or the CDrom drive jumpers may not be set right as Slave, if on the same IDE as the hard drive, or Master if alone on the second hard drive ribbon.

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