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Elessar-Eärfalas
11-16-2002, 05:37 PM
my sis just installed daemon tools for some reason, and so it was installed and everything rite. but now that she cued a game or something, my d: is deleted and i cant even open my cd-rom!!!! does anyone kno how this happened and how i can fix it? cuz i reall yneed to be able to play games and such with my cd-rom...lol

Elijah
11-16-2002, 05:42 PM
Ummm i think this goes in the "Technical Help" forum... but have you tried putting a CD rom into your drive?

Elessar-Eärfalas
11-16-2002, 05:46 PM
ya i cant even open my drive, no lights are on and when i press the buttoms nothin happens...its like the drive has been turned off or somethin...or like uninstaled...:(

Elijah
11-16-2002, 05:57 PM
do you have the drivers for your drive?
if so install them.

Elessar-Eärfalas
11-16-2002, 06:04 PM
ya there all updated, its just like my comps not even finding any drives....they were all deleted or somethin:mad:

Elessar-Eärfalas
11-16-2002, 06:35 PM
phewph! i figured out the problem, its all good now...thx for the help zdawg, sorry bout botherin everyone else, lol its all good now...:rolleyes:

Acrylic
11-16-2002, 06:38 PM
what was wrong. what happened for you to figure out what was wrong?

Elessar-Eärfalas
11-16-2002, 06:47 PM
oh well i uninstalled the game that wuz making it currupt, then i uninstalled daemon tools. then i shutdown my comp, waited a lil while, turned it bak on and the drives were working again, phewph, i woulda been in trouble if they didnt, heh...:D

Acrylic
11-16-2002, 06:49 PM
cool, at least everything is alot better.

Wes Marrakesh
11-16-2002, 07:35 PM
What are these daemon tools?

Sounds as if their name suits...

Elijah
11-16-2002, 08:39 PM
Good, i'm glad its working again.

BCanr2d2
11-16-2002, 08:42 PM
Daemon tools, from memory, have one piece of their functionality to allow "fake" CD-ROM's to be used. If you have the space you can use your hard drive as the CD-ROM, which obviously reads a lot faster than any CD-ROM.......

Usually daemon is used in reference to internet servers, and generally connections for websites.....

Elijah
11-16-2002, 08:53 PM
you can "mount" a CD image... it uses space on your HD but its alot faster than a CD-ROM.

BCanr2d2
11-16-2002, 09:45 PM
Probably explains why it was making his CD-ROM play up a bit. I like the idea of mounting images this way, have used it before, but not for ages......

Elessar-Eärfalas
11-17-2002, 01:03 AM
yah daemon tools is actually a really sweet program, but i guess i used it wrong and shut down my drives or somethin, :rolleyes: lol
aw well, its all good now...:)

ondrahosek
11-17-2002, 07:06 AM
From time to time, if your drives just hide, you may also try tweaking the registry:

[list=1]
Press Start > Run
Type regedit and press enter.
Got to this key on the left side of the window:
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\C ontrol\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Delete the values LowerFilters and UpperFilters on the right.
Restart the PC.
Pray it will work.
Start explorer.
Check if it worked.
Thank/spank me.
[/list=1]

Easy enough, when you eliminate the last step. :)

Elessar-Eärfalas
11-17-2002, 09:32 PM
sweet, even though i already got it fixed, ill keep that in mind if it happens again, or anythin like that:p