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    Problem with CD/DVD drive one desktop computer

    First the computer i need help with is my desktop computer that i dont use very often, that runs Windows XP, but im trying to install ubuntu 9.10 on it from an old CD i have but the drive wont work. It doesn't work with anything!
    So heres what ive found: In my my computer area it shows that there is a "DVD/CD-RW Drive (D: )" and a "CD Drive (E: )" and when i click on the E drive it says to insert a disk into the drive and when i click on drive D it opens to a blank page. Also when i click eject on E nothing happens but when i click it on D the drive opens.
    Ive already said this, but when i put a disc in it nothing happens. It doesnt matter what i put in it either, when i put something in the light saying its working blinks a few times then stops and nothing else happens.
    I dont have any internet on the desktop. And ive been having this problem on & off since the computer was givin to me, but its never not worked for this long.

    Thanks
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    Re: Problem with CD/DVD drive one desktop computer

    Do you have a usb stick aka flash/thumb drive?
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    Re: Problem with CD/DVD drive one desktop computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch70 View Post
    Do you have a usb stick aka flash/thumb drive?
    Yea but right now only a 1gig.
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    Re: Problem with CD/DVD drive one desktop computer

    That's bigger than a cd. I know the site says 2GB stick, but a 1GB stick will work. As long as your computer will boot from a usb stick.

    You can use Unetbootin to create the live usb stick.
    http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

    Or the universal usb installer from here...
    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
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    Re: Problem with CD/DVD drive one desktop computer

    Alright ill do that. Thanks

    But do you know anything about getting the drive to work?
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    Re: Problem with CD/DVD drive one desktop computer

    Well if it's a hardware issue, then you'll probably have to replace the drive. You may want to check for loose connections first.

    If it's a software issue, then it should work when using Ubuntu anyway.
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    Re: Problem with CD/DVD drive one desktop computer

    right click on D: in my computer and hit EJECT

    place the cd in the drive that opens

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    Re: Problem with CD/DVD drive one desktop computer

    Quote Originally Posted by collisionystm View Post
    right click on D: in my computer and hit EJECT

    place the cd in the drive that opens
    lol that doesnt work.
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    Re: Problem with CD/DVD drive one desktop computer

    Ok so i opened up my computer and checked the connections for the drive i was having problems with and everything connected right. I also bought an old cd=rw drive and plugged that in and started the computer up and tried them both out and the original drive still does nothing at all, and the RW drive i bought didnt work right until i restarted the computer 3 or so times but now it wont really work either. If i put a cd into it nothing happens and when i click on the drive the songs show up as .cds or .cdr or something like that, im away from the computer right now so i cant check it. Also the other drive wont show up in my computer at all anymore. If i missed anything tell me and ill provide the info.

    Thanks!
    Emachines em250 / 160GB Hard Drive / 1GB RAM / Intel Atom N270 / Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 / Ubuntu 10.10 and Fuduntu 14.9 on memory card

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