RE: DVD/CD Rom Missing Vista Bios says OP is XP
"Mick Murphy" wrote:
> To save your photos, copy them to a Flash Drive.
> Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
> "sarat" wrote:
> > "sarat" wrote:
> > > I have Vista Premium 32 on a Gateway Notebook purchased new last year with
> > > Vista 32 already installed. My DVD CD Rom/Burner has vanished. I am so
> > > tired of this. I've been searching for an answer and have tried many of the
> > > fixes proposed in this discussion group. When the Rom does pop up it is
> > > listed in Computer & Device Manager, when it disappears I can't find it
> > > anywhere. What seems to be a simple fix for a lot of people is deleteing the
> > > upper and lower filters in Registry Editor. I have found the 4D36E965 Key
> > > but can find no upper or lower filters to delete. I went into Device Recovery
> > > and re-installed everything there..After I re-installed the TI flash Media
> > > Reader 188.8.131.52 WHQL 12-17-06 the Rom fired back up...2 minutes later it was
> > > gone again. When I went to reinstall it again I got an error message that
> > > said "Compatibility Issues between Texas Instruments PCIxx12 & Mass Storage
> > > Controller. Windows need to install Driver Software For Your Mass Storage
> > > Controller." So I clicked the Locate & Install button and after a few minutes
> > > the message pops up that says "Windows was unable to install your Mass
> > > Storage Controller. Although I am a newbie and don't know what a Mass
> > > Storage Controller is I searched and found something called SATA/MASS STORAGE
> > > CONTROLLER version Intel 184.108.40.2062. At this point I gave up. Then I kept
> > > reading people saying things like "check your bios". I don't even know what
> > > bios are but I went into bios anyway and found this:
> > > BIOS Setup Utility (Advanced)
> > > Plug & Play O/S [Win XP] ...(that sounds wrong to me. Why would a new Laptop
> > > come with Vista Premium 32 with the bios saying XP?) ...Select the OP system
> > > installed on your system. Select Yes if you are using a capable plug & play
> > > OS (warning: an incorrect setting can cause some OS to display unexpected
> > > behavior)??? Does this have anything to do with my Rom going into hiding?
> > > There is no setting for Vista there is only settings for 2000, 95,98,ME,2000
> > > & OTHER. Like I said, I know nothing about Bios, I am scared to change
> > > anything until I hear from someone that does. This is very frustrating.
> > > People keep telling me to start from scratch, but I can't save my pictures to
> > > CD, besides to start from scratch don't I need a working ROM? I would
> > > appreciate any and all help I can get with this problem.
> > It's me again. I forgot to say that when I went to Registry Editor and
> > found the 4D36E965 key it had 12 folders listed under it labeled
> > 0000,0001,0002 up to 10 and then under that was a folder called PROPERTIES
> > when I clicked on it it said ERROR is preventing this key from being opened.
> > Access is denied. Hope this helps too. My thanks goes to everyone that helps!
> > Sara
Oh my gosh Mick, I don't know what a Flash Drive is, but I will surely find
out. After months of searching, reading, trying things out could it possibly
be that simple? At least I will be saving all those pictures. Do you know
anything about the Bios? Should it say XP when it is Vista?