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My Cd-Rom is under attack by apple

by dml6 / May 4, 2009 12:33 AM PDT

I can not run any programs or play any music, or any data cds. the drive will read what is on the cd but I can not open any folder or play a song from the cd. I can not run or install any programs. Everytime I put a cd in, I go to My Computer and their is an apple on the cd-rom drive. I am running Vista Home Premium 32bit. Help PLEASE!!!

Thank you

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Tried uninstalling and reinstalling ? WHat does it show
by VAPCMD / May 4, 2009 11:32 AM PDT

under device manager ?

Checked for for virus or malware ?


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I tried
by dml6 / May 4, 2009 10:12 PM PDT

Tried un-installing and re-installing cd-rom. Ran anti-virus, and Supuer Adaware. Computer is clean. I tried using an external cd-rom, and that also had the same problem. So it has to be software or a registry problem. The cd-rom for some reason thinks all software and programs on cd or dvd is Mac software. So their is no exe file to run programs.

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(NT) Have you looked at CD-DVD firmware ?
by VAPCMD / May 4, 2009 11:25 PM PDT
In reply to: I tried
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by dml6 / May 4, 2009 11:53 PM PDT

How can I tell who the maker of my cd-rom and how do I find the firmware for it?

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(NT) Open up the box or download/run PCWizard2008.
by VAPCMD / May 5, 2009 10:53 AM PDT
In reply to: How?
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I'm Dumb
by dml6 / May 5, 2009 12:14 PM PDT

Sorry but I did download and install Pc wizard. All it told me was model "LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H " is that a brand?

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Really Dumb
by dml6 / May 5, 2009 12:28 PM PDT
In reply to: I'm Dumb

Yes I figured out that Lite is the model. I did do the firmware update, but still same problem.

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Re the optical drive brand ... what do you think ??
by VAPCMD / May 5, 2009 12:29 PM PDT
In reply to: I'm Dumb

Tried your favorite browser ?


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More Dumbness
by dml6 / May 5, 2009 11:15 PM PDT

Sorry not a very tech person but what do you mean and how do I find out what the optical drive brand? Also try my favorite browser?

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New course of action....
by VAPCMD / May 6, 2009 11:48 AM PDT
In reply to: More Dumbness

given the level of support and specificity required, best to get a friend to help or take the PC to your local repair shop.

If push comes to shove...you can always do some further reading about browsers and PC brand names. Updating optical disc firmware probably beyond possibility given your skill level.

Sorry I can't help more.


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