A computer components & hardware forum. HardwareBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » HardwareBanter forum » General Hardware & Peripherals » Cdr
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Not detecting CD-R and CD-RW



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 6th 03, 07:58 AM
Rich
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Not detecting CD-R and CD-RW

I have two CD drives :- a teac CD-DVD, and a mitsumi CDRW. I am using Win98.
My problems started with an attempt to correct a conflict between my via
chipset and my alcatel broadband modem. I downloaded the latest drivers for
the mb, but when I tried to install, I got an error saying "registry error
please reboot"

After a couple of attempts I use norton system doctor to fix the registry.

Now my CD drives are not detected. They are not visible in my computer, nor
are there any references to them in device manager.

On startup I see that the bios sees them....

Help !!


  #2  
Old July 6th 03, 02:56 PM
Dave Douglas
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_d...cd_dvd_fix.htm

"Rich" wrote in message
...
I have two CD drives :- a teac CD-DVD, and a mitsumi CDRW. I am using

Win98.
My problems started with an attempt to correct a conflict between my via
chipset and my alcatel broadband modem. I downloaded the latest drivers

for
the mb, but when I tried to install, I got an error saying "registry error
please reboot"

After a couple of attempts I use norton system doctor to fix the registry.

Now my CD drives are not detected. They are not visible in my computer,

nor
are there any references to them in device manager.

On startup I see that the bios sees them....

Help !!




---
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.497 / Virus Database: 296 - Release Date: 7/4/2003


  #3  
Old July 6th 03, 07:19 PM
BC Berry
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

On Sun, 6 Jul 2003 06:58:38 +0000 (UTC), "Rich"
wrote:

I have two CD drives :- a teac CD-DVD, and a mitsumi CDRW. I am using Win98.
My problems started with an attempt to correct a conflict between my via
chipset and my alcatel broadband modem. I downloaded the latest drivers for
the mb, but when I tried to install, I got an error saying "registry error
please reboot"

After a couple of attempts I use norton system doctor to fix the registry.

Now my CD drives are not detected. They are not visible in my computer, nor
are there any references to them in device manager.

On startup I see that the bios sees them....

Help !!


With WIN98, I would suspect the NOIDE problem. If WIN detects an IDE
controller initialization problem, it sets a flag (NOIDE) in the
registry to permanently disable the 32 bit driver (required for CDROM
drive detection). Yea - real smart - permanently disable the driver
when one error is detected. See
http://support.microsoft.com/default...NoWebContent=1
for how to clear the flag.

*LOL* just noticed. the article gives a quick fix for WIN98 involving
running a file from the WIN98 install CD. How ya supposed to do that
when the problem disables the CDROM drive?
--
E-mail address is invalid due to spam overflow - Please reply in the newsgroup.
--

  #4  
Old July 7th 03, 12:20 PM
Ian Roberts
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

snip...

*LOL* just noticed. the article gives a quick fix for WIN98

involving
running a file from the WIN98 install CD. How ya supposed to do that
when the problem disables the CDROM drive?
--


Yeah! Reminds me of the many times I've done a new install of Win98
from the CD on numerous PC's - only for the half cooked Windows to
then lose the CD drive it was reading from!!! DOH!!!!

Ian I^)


  #5  
Old July 14th 03, 05:52 AM
Rich
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Just in case someone finds the thread via a Deja search because they have a
similar problem, the solution that worked for me :-

"But you can still boot Windows, yes? If so, you can make a start-up disk
with CD_ROM support, if you haven't got one already..
Control PanelAdd/Remove ProgramsStartup disk"

I used the startup disk created to reboot, choose the "with CD Rom support"
option, then reinstalled Win98, all is now fine and dandy.




 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USB 2.0 Card not detecting Printer aptadmin General 3 December 28th 04 09:10 PM
detecting program?? Dave C. Homebuilt PC's 10 June 27th 04 01:03 AM
Win98 not detecting CD-Rom Pearlf Homebuilt PC's 5 November 17th 03 09:04 PM
Problem Detecting IDE Devices with NF7-S 2.0 Xavier Abit Motherboards 3 November 12th 03 09:19 PM
Detecting 100GB disk when it should be 120GB Macca General 4 October 7th 03 07:51 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 HardwareBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.