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    emachine refuses to accept cd and dvd drivers

    I have a emachine etower700. Well, it's not mine, thank God, but anyway, BIOS will acknowledge that I have my two roms installed,(sm308, and m241), but when mellenium edition starts up they suddenly don't exist anymore. I've been at this for hours and I am about to throw it out of my window. The roms are samsung by the way. One is a dvdrw combo and the other is just a plain old cd rom. I created a floppy that has the drives on it and it's supposed to have some sort of flash utility on it. Anyway, I install it, reboot it, and then still nothing. I've tried different roms out of my computer and I get the same result.This particular version of ME is about to go the way of the do do unless y'all can help. I'm going bonkers

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    CD-ROMs/DVD-ROM's do not require drivers. Windows has built in drivers to recognize Rom Drives. If those drives along with other drives are not recognized in Windows it could be a problem with the IDE controller and/or the IDE cable. Try changing the IDE cable. Either that or Windows is corrupt some how.


    Can you boot to Dos Mode with CD-ROM support using a boot disk? If so see if the roms are picked up by the generic drivers. ANd if so will it read the discs?
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    My bet would be corruption in the windows system
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    and the winner is.......

    corruption in windows, come on down. thanks for the insight fellas. ALL I HAD to do was reinstall the hard disk drivers. You don't wanna know how long it took me either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wes
    ALL I HAD to do was reinstall the hard disk drivers.

    You must mean the IDE controller drivers. Cuz HardDrives don't need drivers either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wes
    corruption in windows, come on down. thanks for the insight fellas. ALL I HAD to do was reinstall the hard disk drivers. You don't wanna know how long it took me either.
    And thats pretty much what happens when they get "corrupted"
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