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Windows 7: running Win7 and discs not being recognized drive is shown

22 May 2011   #71
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobsscgirl View Post
theog,
Thank you for the reply. I am betting reading the entire thread on this will give you some interesting insights.
Hopefully your new drive will work first time ,follow Doc Browns advice (post #61) and the links theog gave and you should be OK. Once again I do apologise for missing your post Now you know how to take your tower apart have a good look inside if its a bit dusty give it a blow with a can of compressed air around the fans and the cpu and gpu fans ,Try and make a mental note of where cables go and come from where the device cards are etc


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22 May 2011   #72
bobsscgirl

 

Thanks I will definitely follow up on your advice and will let yawl (cuse the Southern slip) know what the next chapter in this adventure is.
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22 May 2011   #73
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Just out of curiosity, what make & model DVD drive did you order ?
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22 May 2011   #74
bobsscgirl

 

It was a dvd rw I think. Quite honestly after my husband kept forgetting, putting off etc helping me with getting into the tower I was finally able to get him to help with the ordering the drive. He used to run Windows (now Linux) and still can remember some stuff I guess.
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22 May 2011   #75
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

bobsscgirl, Have a look ( when you have some spare time ) at this link The PC Guide - Topic Index It will give you an insight on the components , what they do etc so in time you can repair your PC on your own and even fix Hubbys'
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22 May 2011   #76
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobsscgirl View Post
theog,
Thank you for the reply. I am betting reading the entire thread on this will give you some interesting insights.
No, If I had seen your first post, I would have replyed the same.
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22 May 2011   #77
bobsscgirl

 

I will most definitely follow up on this info too. I have to say there is no way in God's green earth that I would ever touch his Linux infested machine. It has nothing to do with the Linux aspect of it but more that I would first not even ask to touch it and more if by some weird thing he let me touch it and I would break something on it.......... well howdy I would never ever hear the end of it. Hey I have to live with the man!
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22 May 2011   #78
IT PRO

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

try updating the driver for the dvd/cd player
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22 May 2011   #79
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobsscgirl View Post
I will most definitely follow up on this info too. I have to say there is no way in God's green earth that I would ever touch his Linux infested machine. It has nothing to do with the Linux aspect of it but more that I would first not even ask to touch it and more if by some weird thing he let me touch it and I would break something on it.......... well howdy I would never ever hear the end of it. Hey I have to live with the man!
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22 May 2011   #80
bobsscgirl

 

theog, I hear you on the first post. I guess I was referring to the posts inbetween and the steps etc that I was info'd about and was told to follow and the info those contained.
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