Thank you Diane Reinstalling Windows certainly doesn’t imply you need to lose your data or everything else you’ve installed. If the errors are in the directory area of the CD, you may be out of luck. June 23, at 1: I guess to get to the point, will I always be able to reinstall then at some later date reinstall or repair again with the same trick? It is a string of 5 groups of characters each 5 long , separated by dashes, resulting in 25 characters in all. The upper and lower filters do not exist in my registry. My problem happened after a Vista upgrade.

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But now once you’ve found your CD image – where’s the setup? If an error code is reported, the computer may need to be serviced. December 7, at Hi- I just need a little clarification.

CD drive or DVD drive is missing in Windows XP or Vista

July 20, at 3: That was a manual, or separate, step someone did separately. May 9, at 1: Install an antivirus program if you are connected to the internet. This is very frustrating.

It used to have Win If you encounter any difficulties installing, Windows Setup will give you window xp cd rom information about the error, which can help determine its cause.

Choose one and stick to it e. Reboot to F2 — System Setup. Only other notable difference is that it takes longer for my pc room boot up.

If the disc plays with one type of software player but not in another, try reinstalling the software that did not work. Thus began a phone saga with Microsoft support, ending in failure. June 12, at Hold down the Windows windiw window xp cd rom your keyboard and press the letter R to open the Run command.

CD drive or DVD drive is missing in Windows XP or Vista – Microsoft Fix it BLOG

Check the “No” box. Any Help will be appriciated. My problem is that in its older configuration window xp cd rom PC would display Japanese characters in documents and window xp cd rom pages. If, after two or three attempts, you cannot enter a system recovery screen, your computer does not have a recovery partition. If you don’t have oneyou may have an image of the CD on your hard disk.

Since you are on a dial-up connection, this maybe helpfull to you http: I have an slip-streamed xp which basically needs to me to boot from that resource. Windows Media works fine.

When checked by device manager message indicates no driver present.

Oh, by the way, I tried the Microsoft fix-it and it was no help. This issue has been driving me bananas for weeks and this solved the problem in less than 5 minutes.

HP has published a security bulletin with patches for these issues and a list of impacted systems. Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Include your email address to window xp cd rom a message when this question is answered. Do this more than once with different discs and note what happens.

October 25, at 7: I searched for Winnt You can typically leave the workgroup name set to default. April 24, at 7: