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CD-Rom Drive wont read, any ideas? I'm stumped.

GrandWizode

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I own a Packard Bell Windows 95/DoS computer, recently just purchased from eBay, here are the spec's!

Intel Pentium Cpu
64 Meg Of Ram Memory
500 Meg Hard Drive

American Megatrends
Bio String : 51-0100-009999-01111101-111192-PCI82430-0

PS2 Mouse And Keyboard Ports
2 Serial And 1 Parallel Ports
VGA Video Graphics Port
Audio Card With Game Port

CD Rom Drive
3 1/2 1.44Mb Floppy
5 1/4 1.2Mb Floppy

3 ISA Slots

New Battery Installed

Brand New Load Of Windows 95 With All Drivers Installed


For some reason, my computer wont read disks, I noticed this when I put in an Office 97 cd so I could install word and what not, but the cd rom drive wouldn't recognize the cd. Its for windows 95 so I know its not the cd. I went into device manager and oddly enough the CD Rom Drive D wouldn't show up, only the floppy drives and drive c. However, when I go into safe-mode, and from there I access device manager, the CD-Rom drive appears, but it still wont read disks in safe mode. Any thoughts as to how I can fix this? Here are some photos displaying the BIOS and its settings, I messed with the settings like a child so I might have messed something up.
 

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GrandWizode

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Here are some more photos of the computer device manager!
 

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Chuck(G)

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Try cleaning the laser head; if that doesn't work, it could well be that the laser in the drive is kaput, since Windows seems to recognize that it's there.
 

Gabucino

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Increase laser power by tuning those "screws" on the head. That fixes problems like this a lot of times.
 

Gabucino

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I don't know the specifics, buy an acquintance of mine "fixed" 4 drives this way. Just open the drive up and look closely at the laser, it is the only tunable thingamajig on it. Actually it's decreasing the electronic resistance on the laser.
 
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