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Losing my D and E drives occasionly

by stucorrea / December 27, 2007 4:25 AM PST

I have an Emachine T1840, with windows XP,that I have had for almost 5 years, haven't had any issues with it until recently. Every once in awhile I will completely lose my DVD(D)drive and my E drive, I then have to restore my pc to a back date to get them back, this happens atleast once a month, ANY THOUGHTS why this is happening? Please advise

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(NT) Ever replaced the CMOS battery ?
by VAPCMD / December 27, 2007 4:31 AM PST
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Ever replaced CMOS battery
by stucorrea / December 27, 2007 4:40 AM PST

What exactly is that(CMOS) battery? and how do I go about it?

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Check your product manual...normally it's a CR2032 ...about
by VAPCMD / December 27, 2007 5:19 AM PST

the size of a quarter.

Just make sure you disconnect from AC power before your go inside the case.

You can probably find the product manual on the mfg's website.


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Get'r done
by Willy / December 27, 2007 5:36 AM PST

I agree with the other poster, replace the CMOS battery. As always, the support website has details on such info, just visit the emachine website and find your model# and proceed. Be sure to do this regardless, as the 5yr. age of your system suggests it has to be done anyways. replace and check results. I also suggest you reseat the CD drives cables on both ends several times with care. Be sure to remove AC power and/or power-OFF the system before doing any of the above. Understand, that replacing the CMOS with reset the bios setting to defaults, so make note of the current setting to return them.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Losing drives
by stucorrea / December 27, 2007 8:09 AM PST
In reply to: Get'r done

Ok, any thoughts about registry having this effect on my pc, does the cmos battery only deal with the time on my PC. Just asking the questions.....

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