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Have you checked to see if the cd drive is showing up in MY COMPUTER?
if it's not the it's possible that the cd drive needs to be replaced

Posted on Apr 04, 2012

  • if the cd drive isn't showing up in MY COMPUTER after a disk in it
    then it's possible that the drive needs to be replaced

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SOURCE: NOT DETECTING CD ROM

Hi,

Although the BIOS in this old machine has a boot from cd option, it is quite possible the DVDrom drive simply doesn't support the feature. Many P2 machines were like that. Chances are you will need a bootable DOS/WIN95/WIN98 floopy which will allow you to get it running with a CD driver.

Once you have this accomplished you can simply use the command prompt with cd support boot option and use the command prompt to load the installer on the CD. Once it finishes it's initial setup it will be able to use the cd drive for everything BUT booting.

Hope this Helps FixYa,

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Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: I NEED VGA DRIVER FOR OPTIPLEX GX110, WINDOWS 98

you might be able to get a driver on dells website if not try driver detective at www.drivershq.com
good luck

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: dell optiplex gx110 device detection problem

I'm guessing that the computer is not booting at all. This is saying that it cannot find any hard drive to talk to. Drives are labeled in the computer code with numbers starting at 0. There are up to 2 drives on an IDE ribbon cable, the Primary, and the "slave" or secondary. So, possibilities are that your hard drive died, the power connector to it came loose, or the power supply itself is having an issue with that connection that is attached to the hard drive.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: i cannot locate the ide cd rom drive in the bios

restart and boot in bios and press F9 then F10, shot down and check for jumper it must be slave when connected parallel with hdd master. start again and check bios if dvd drive detected.

Posted on Mar 26, 2010

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