The acronym "ROM" stands for "Read-Only Memory." This term is used in regards to computers and compact discs that cannot be written over, only read. More »

The terms RAM and ROM are acronyms for "random access memory" and "read-only memory." They are two types of memory with distinctive roles in a computer. More »

CD-ROM stands for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory. A CD-ROM, also referred to as a compact disc, is read by a computer with an optical drive. More »

To fix a CD-ROM drive that fails to open, disable any locking device or software, or use a straightened paperclip to force the drive open, and remove the object that’s causing the problem. If both options fail, use the E... More »

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A computer cannot detect a CD-ROM drive if the Windows registry contains incomplete or corrupted configuration information from the optical drive. Furthermore, a computer also doesn't recognize an optical drive if its dr... More »

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"HDD" is an abbreviation for "hard disk drive" when it is used in reference to computers. A hard disk drive is mechanical, magnetic device that is used as a primary internal storage device in computers. As of 2014, this ... More »

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The terms RAM and ROM are acronyms for "random access memory" and "read-only memory." They are two types of memory with distinctive roles in a computer. More »