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Old 08-16-2002, 08:30 PM
Quasimodem Quasimodem is offline
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Probs With Windows XP Installation

My CD-ROM and CD burner have been rendered unusable when I installed XP. My Computer doesn't even recognize the drives.

Any Ideas?

I was running W98SE on a 500 Mhz, Athlon K-6 with 384 megs of RAM.


Old 08-16-2002, 11:13 PM
Tapioca Dextrin Tapioca Dextrin is offline
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Option 1

Re-install the original operating system and try again

Option 2

Call Microserf

I had probs intalling XP and after a 2 hour call to Tech support, I ended up with a new OS. There goes the MS profit margin.
Old 08-17-2002, 08:12 AM
Urban Ranger Urban Ranger is offline
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Is this the home version?
Old 08-17-2002, 08:27 AM
SPOOFE SPOOFE is offline
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I had a similar problem after installing XP on our family computer. For a couple days after installation, everything was fine, and then PFFT! No more DVD or CD-RW.

After several weeks of trying everything we can think of, we finally sucked it up and just reinstalled. Fixed it right up.
Old 08-17-2002, 11:35 AM
handy handy is offline
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Yep, putting the old OS back on does the trick, mostly because XP is no compatible with a lot of stuff. But if you try the cdrom manf site they might have an XP update.

In the future, you might consider making a dual boot, XP & your old OS. Xp should ask you if you want to do that & create the system for you.


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