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« on: March 02, 2004, 02:10:06 PM »

Operating System Version: Win Me
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I have read a thread on IDE Controllers but the solutions there ahve not helped.
A friend purchased an "i series" ThinkPad two years ago. It has worked well up until his two daughters go hold of it and discovered the internet so he has asked me to "fix" it. As he doesn't have a FDD I have Re installed the Me O/S from the recovery CDs. ( I have had enough experience in reformatting and doing clean installs of Win98 and, currently Win XP on my own TP770X from a floppy that using the recovery CD's should be a snap) It took 3 tries but finally everything seemed to reinstall, including the the CD-RW/DVD ROM. Mysteriously without any prompting or use it disappeared. In the system tray Direct CD shows the red circle/slash over the CD icon. When I restart the machine the drive is no longer shown as drive "D". I have gone into C:\IBMTOOLS/DRIVERS/CDROM and clicked on "uinstall.exe". This installed the CD-ROM once as drive "D" and it showed in Explorer as such. Upon a restart it disappeared again and attempting "uninstall.exe" again gives the warning that IBMTPCD.SYS could not be copied.
It has me baffled. I'm at a loss here as to why this drive does it's Houdini act. Can anyone enlighten me? All assistance is greatly appreciated.



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