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Computer will not boot from disc drive unless HDD is disconnected

I'm trying to fix a HP dc7600 desktop for a friend. It had Windows XP installed, but he had lost the password and didn't particularly need any of the installed data, so I was tasked with either ...
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How to use losetup to emulate an optical drive that can be a recording target?

On a Linux system, I am intending to convert some audio files (mp3) and write them to an audio CD. Instead of directly writing to an optical disk, I would prefer to somehow redirect the output to an ...
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CD/DVD Drive Inaccessible

My CD drive will spin but will not read the disc. I've tried 3 different discs and 2 different drives. When I go to My Computer to select the drive, I get an error that says "Location not available. ...
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Broken cd drive: how to disable in bios

Recently when starting up my Dell XPS 15 I heard a noise coming from the cd drive as if the inserted cd was hitting something. This resulted immediately in a blue screen of death. Fortunately, I was ...
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Application not found if clicking empty DVD disk icon

Should Windows 8.1 display window to place files if double-clicking CD disk icon? My box does not. It shows absurd "Application not found" message. How to fix?
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Ubuntu 4.10 installation stuck during loading cdrom driver

I'm installing Ubuntu 4.10 with the official Intel x86 iso on VMware workstation 10. But the installation stuck during loading cdrom driver, saying No Common CD-ROM Drive was detected I tried to ...
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Mystery CD Drive

For some reason, I have a mystery CD Drive that appears every time I boot up my computer: I've tried disabling my CD drive (E:) from Device Manager, but CD Drive G: remains. The reason I am ...
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trying to install 3 HDD

so I am trying to install 2 extra HDD drives into a windows XP computer and they install fine and work but when I add the 3rd HDD the CD drive will not show up in the My computer window. so the ...
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Samsung NP355V4C optical drive completely disconnected [closed]

This laptop is less than a year old. It runs Windows 7. Today I found I could not open the DVD drive by pressing the eject button on it. It does not show up in My Computer. I found the manual ...
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CD-DVD drive doesn't read xp setup disc?

Whan I inserted a win xp setup cd into a cd-dvd drive - it constantly creates a sounds like it trying to read the disc, but - without success. The same happens with MS Office setup disc. I ...
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How do I track down my autostart issue?

My auto start stopped working some time ago. I'm sure it was caused by some software conflict, but I'm at a loss to try and track down which one. Any suggestions are welcomed. I'm running Windows7 ...