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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 - 4:52 pm:   

I used to have my CD-ROM working fine. I noticed is not present in device manager recently. I deleted from safe mode, which was present and able to get it again. But it disappeared again. I tried the same thing but did not come back or got recognized by the computer CMOS or BIOS. There is not CDROM driver and no present in CMOS or BIOS. The Zip 100 joined the CD-ROM. It is not present either. I installed CD-ROM driver still no present. Why is that? What is going on and what is the solution so I can use my CD-ROM again as before? I read in one discussion that said that the registry might be the cause. Do you know anything about that? What specifically in the register is causing that? What changes need to be made in the registry to have the CD-ROM and Zip drive back? You help to resolve this will be appreciated.

V (Vera)
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2001 - 4:25 pm:   

what version windows are you using and do you know the brand motherboard and what chipset your pc has

what ide channel are your cd-drive and zip drive on

are there any other problems showing in device manager

just some thoughts
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2001 - 10:54 am:   

on top of what vera said, i found that cd and zip should be on the second ide, zip as master and the cd as slave. it works better.
robert jones
Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2001 - 3:45 pm:   

I have a thinkpad 755cs. I cannot get the pc to see the CD-Rom. I have tried several boot disks, but none work. the message reads no cd-rom device loaded. I have fdisk the pc and formatted the c drive but when I boot it with the windows 98 boot disk ( which I got from the boot disk .com ).
nothing happens. the pc will not see the cd-rom.
What must I do to get the hard disk to work.
V (Vera)
Posted on Friday, November 2, 2001 - 7:45 am:   

these links will give you some good info and drivers.

to be honest i haven't done anything with thinkpads,but what i'm thinking what needs to done is
1. fdisk and be sure to set as active partition
2. format with the c/s switch to copy the dos system files from your bootdisk to the harddrive
3. the cd drive drivers will need to be installed in the dos environment,then you can begin the windows installation

hope this helps
let us know how you make out

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