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The W - Random - Com-pyoo-der troubles
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Nate The Snake

Since: 9.1.02
From: Wichita, Ks

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#1 Posted on
(I misspell 'cause I LOVE.)

Okay, so, here I am enjoying the computer games and the online activities and such, and suddenly my PC freezes dead. No error message, nuttin'.

I shutdown and restart, do some poking around, and discover that according to my PC's mighty technological brain (and in spite of evidence to the contrary) I no longer have a CD or DVD-ROM drive.

So I do the obvious things, crack open the case, make sure they're connected and getting power and whatnot... nuttin'. When I power back up, they work for, say, an hour, and then the Disk Drive Fairy comes and takes 'em away again.

My question to all you considerably more computer-literate Wieners out there is this: Does this sound like a software problem, a hardware problem, or what? I'm at a loss, here, what with the complete lack of any error messages or signs of trouble (aside, of course, from the freezing and mysterious disappearances of my optical media).

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The last living La Parka Marka

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DJ FrostyFreeze

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

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It was bound to happen sooner or later

My network card was doing that for like a month. I kept having to pop in the drivers CD and reinstall (and reboot) it like 7-8 times in a row before my computer would decide to recognize it again.

I ended up replacing it and it's all good since.

You heard me, fella

Since: 27.2.03
From: Parts Unknown

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#3 Posted on
Sounds like your IDE cable to me. If you have an extra one, try replacing it. Same thing happened to me a few months ago.
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