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I tried everything I could to fix my computer.

by Mccreron12 / October 9, 2017 3:49 PM PDT

I tried to reboot it several times with no luck. It started when
I tried to replace my cd/dvd drive. My drive dosen't show up on my computer. I tried to replace the drive and the computer won't even boot up. All I get is a black screen and it tells me to press certain keys. When I do it just sits there.
Is there anything else I can try.

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Firstly.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / October 9, 2017 3:56 PM PDT

Give more details. Machine, OS etc. Do you have restore media or backups?
Dafydd.

Post was last edited on October 9, 2017 3:58 PM PDT

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Not much to go on but
by Steven Haninger / October 9, 2017 3:58 PM PDT

if it was working before you opened it to replace the optical drive, you need to recheck your own work. Make sure the cables to your boot drive are securely in place. You can try to boot into the BIOS and see if your HD is recognized and that the boot order is correct. Of course you could try to disconnect the optical drive to see if the PC will boot. Post back with your findings.

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Dvd/cd drive
by Mccreron12 / October 10, 2017 3:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Not much to go on but

I don't know if you got my answer on Monday night, but what I said was that I didn't have a problem after I changed the cd/dvd it started before I did anything.
Anyway I changed out the drive again. This time I was able to boot up my computer and it did recongnize it on my computer. I played a cd on it and it worked. When I put a second cd in I got nothing. Do you have any Ideas. Also
I was able to log onto Internet explorer, but computer icon in the lower right corner has an X through it. Any help would be great.

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Disc drive
by Bob__B / October 10, 2017 5:21 PM PDT
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If you unplug the disc drive ( power+data ) does everything else function?

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Dvd/cd drive
by Mccreron12 / October 10, 2017 8:46 PM PDT
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I don' t know I have'7t tried it. If e everything else works what would that
mean.

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Disc drive
by Bob__B / October 10, 2017 9:00 PM PDT
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It means you have a problem that has something to do with the drive.

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Here's what you wrote
by Steven Haninger / October 11, 2017 2:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Dvd/cd drive
"It started when I tried to replace my cd/dvd drive."
To me, this sounds like it was working OK until you replaced the drive. Maybe you can clarify that and tell what prompted you to replace that drive. Your PC should not need this drive in order to boot up. What is needed is a good working boot device. I'd suggest you enter your BIOS during boot and see if your hard drive is recognized and that it's in the boot order. If your PC does not see the drive or cannot read its boot sector, you will get the message you wrote in the OP. You can try removing the CD/DVD ROM drive as this should force the BIOS to look elsewhere. Or, you can disconnect the hard drive and try to boot from the CD/DVD with a bootable disk such as Windows installation media.
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