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My Computer won't read CD's

By Maul ยท 5 replies
May 30, 2006
  1. One day I was putting a Cd in the Drive and it didn't load? So I went in to My Computer to try and open it manually and there were only 4 icons insted of 5. the 5th I con the one where it says CD-RM or something wasn't there. Does anyone know what is wrong here? Do I have to re-boot or is there a way I can install games another way? Please help I am desperate to fix my computer

    Thank you
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    You could try uninstalling the IDE channel that the Cd Rom is on in device manager then reboot windows will reinstall the IDe channel and the drive when it restarts.
  3. Maul

    Maul TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok I uninstalled it..I have a Windows XP now how do I install it?
  4. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Probably too late by now, but just re-boot as iss stated. Windows will automatically install the IDE channel and the CD-ROM drive and driver.
  5. ArciniegaAmber

    ArciniegaAmber TS Rookie

    how do I uninstall the ide?
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    You can find and uninstall the IDe channel in device manager under "IDE ATA|ATAPI Controllers" it should be the secondary IDE channel as your hard drive should be ont he primary. uninstall the secondary IDE channel and reboot. windows will automatically reinstall the Channel and the drive on start up.
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