cd and dvd drives not working

  allyy48 15:37 18 Aug 2006

Win98se-----for some reason my Q and R drive icons have disappeared from MY COMPUTER, before there was 9 icons now only 7. The cdrom drive wont work, and the dvd drive drawer wont open.I have tried re-installing drivers, to no avail. In Device Manager/Properties/Settings, everything is greyed out. About the same time, on booting up, I get an American Megatrends/Amibios page and 2 beeps, before Packard Bell welcome screen, then 5 minutes before Desktop appears--------HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:55 18 Aug 2006

click here Ami BIOS 2 beeps is parity circuit failure (memory problem) try reseating the memory modules.

Check the BIOS and make sure that the IDE controllers are enabled (secondary for CD/DVD probaly).
In dvice manager uninstall and reinstall the secondary IDE controller.

  allyy48 15:30 19 Aug 2006

Thanks Fruitbat, Bios & Device Manager did the trick, excellent response to my problem.

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