From: Nikki on 09/10/2000
: When I first got my computer in 8/98 it lost the cdrom and I finally found out about changing the regestry setting,seems to be some kind off default. It seemed to doit if I had a crash or went in safe mode,now its not a big problem to regedi-find-noide and change it to 00.
: : : This is a tough one, and kind of hard to figure out from this info (and from remote).
: : : But if I had this problem I would be thinking maybe the printer driver somehow loads before the the cd-rom stuff, and trashes things somehow (or vice versa).
: : : Is there anything else you may not be telling us? Like you have a IDE to parallel port converter? (meaning something weird)
: : : It's really strange that a printer driver load trashes a CD ROM driver. To really go on a fishing trip, does it all work OK if you uninstall the printer/drivers? And is there a chance you can log what the printer install does? Like using a "uninstall" program and having it log everything?
: : : Maybe it writes over the cd-rom's driver because it installs a file that is the same name.
: : : If you let windows think the CD ROM is a new thing, maybe it will install drivers over the trashed ones. I bet your printer would screw up after that!
: : : There's a cool program called 'system file checker' for win 98 (accessories / system tools) that checks all the system files and allows updates to the record so once you have things working OK you can save that setting and when things screw up you can see what has changed.
: : : I don't know if that will work on 95, but maybe?
: : : How about upgrade to 98? I think it handles devices a lot better. I gave up a while back and found that 98 seems to be better behaved. It's the operating system you should have gotten in the first place (still needs a LOT more improvement!).
: : : : : The Windows manifestation of the error is signalled by three entries in the System Properties Device Manager having the yellow exclamation marks beside them:
: : : : : - Standard Floppy Disk Controller
: : : : : - Primary IDE controller (single fifo)
: : : : : - Secondary IDE controller (single fifo)
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: : : : 1. Check your Computer for viruses
: : : : 2. Remove *all* drive and IDE controllers from device manager and reboot.
: : : : 3. If that doesn't help do a Find in the Registry for "noide" and delete the key, remove the IDE controllers again from device manager and reboot.
Help!!! It's disappeared and has been gone for years now! I don't think it's the printer or the virus because I checked and all of them are fine.