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Windows ME doesn't see either CD-RW or DVD-RW but bios does.....

I have check all connections and replaced the cable's.....

I am thinking its a registry error but I am unable to load the CD due to it not recognizing the CD-RW in the OS???

It also doesn't see any usb devices!

Any suggestions!
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post #2 of 13
don't use ME, go with 98SE or 2000..... ME was not the greatest OS
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post #3 of 13
but if you still want to use, go to your device manager, see if anything is missing drivers, ex. yellow caution signs mean the driver is missing. You might have to install drivers for some of the devices.
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post #4 of 13
ME stands for mistake edition try 2000 or xp as they are based on the same NT tech which is alot more stable then the windows 95 98 and ME
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I agree .........I have a 2000 disk but the guy tells me the guy that built the puter said he couldn't get it to work with XP which I told him was crap because XP is based on the same system that me is!

what gets me is the os isn't seeing any usb or pci cards it makes me think mobo is bad that and he said he had lightning strike his building!
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post #6 of 13
If you have a 2000 disk, just scrap ME and use that. Will probably fix your problems too.
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post #7 of 13
If it was a guy working at some store, half of them don't know anything.
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post #8 of 13
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k if the 2000 disk will boot proper then its not the mobo thats for sure but I couldn't get the ME disk the dude provided to boot soooooo....I'll try the 2000!
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post #9 of 13
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OK.....it want boot from a bootable CD!..................nice!!!!

Welp the dude wants to keep ME...........
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post #10 of 13
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Welp did a little poking around a few registry errors ...fixed

The mobo see's the HDD and Floppy and will not recognize anything else.

External CD-RW....no
External Floppy....no
External HDD....no
Boot from bootable cd....no
Boot from floppy....freeze

So.............new motherboard?
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