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Re: Computer problems

From: Donald Hosford <Hosford.Donald@a...>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 14:10:07 -0400
Subject: Re: Computer problems

He forgot the important one:
    Pat the system case gently and tell it "good boy".
    That should fix it.
    Computers need to hear this once in a while...8-D

Donald Hosford

Colin Plummer wrote:

> Thus spoke Glenn M Wilson on Mon, Jul 09, 2001 at 09:30:29AM -0400 :
> >
> > Been there (I have a 'delightfully randomly functional' Compaq
> > CDS 520) and you have my empathy/sympathy.	Maybe it will just go
> Advice from the technical....
> Ensure the CD-ROM drive is seated securely and the power and ribbon
> are securely attached.
> Make sure you have the latest drivers for your drive
> Make sure you have any relevant patches for your OS
> Other strangeness....
> Ensure that the CDROM and your hard drives are not on the same IDE
> (ie, plugged into the same cable and therefore only one socket on the
> motherboard)
> Ensure that any old drivers/software that you no longer use is removed
> the system (the easiest way to do this is re-install your OS,
> If nothing else works....
> If it's an old CDROM, consider getting a newer one - it may just be
> out - sometimes they do.
> Have a hunt for a) Motherboard BIOS upgrade.	b)  CDROM firmware
> Follow the instructions very carefully, if you do it wrong your
> or CDROM (depending on a, or b) may never work again.
> Hopefully that should have covered off most of the things that might
> a solution to your unidentified problem.
> --

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