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1. When I am in windows the CD no longer shows when I double click on My Computer or in the windows explorer. Is the CD player faulty?

There are two general problems that give rise to this problem. The most common is that the CD is not faulty and it is the IDE drivers that need re-installing. To check on this, look in the device manager. If the problem is the IDE drivers then under the hard disk controllers you will have normally 3 devices similar to

Via Bus Master
Primary IDE controller
Secondary IDE controller

On one or more (usually the last 2) you will have a small yellow oval with an exclamation mark (!) in it. If this is the case then there is a problem with the drivers and the CD itself is likely to be fine. Unfortunately this can be quite a difficult problem to solve with the same problem re-occuring each time windows re-boots. It is important to say at this stage that depending on how successful you are you may need to format the hard drive and re-install windows from scratch. This means that you should back up any important files before proceeding.
There are then 2 approaches that can be used to solve this. The first only applies if you have a copy of the bus master install program on a floppy disk. You can run the setup from the floppy and re-install the driver. If this doesn't work then most of the bus master install programs also have an uninstall option. You can next try to uninstall the bus master and then re-install it. The second approach is to edit the windows registry in an attempt to make windows reload an ide driver. From the start menu choose run and enter 'regedit' search for all occurences of the 3 devices and delete any folder (the entire folder and not just the key) that contains a reference to them. This should force windows to completely re-load all ide drivers. Should this fail then I can only recommend a complete format of the hard drive and to re-install windows from scratch.

If the ide controllers all show as working properly then assuming that the drive is still physically connected internally then the drive is likely to be faulty and a new drive should sort this problem.

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