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cd drive not working

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by XPUser1991, Dec 25, 2010.

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  1. XPUser1991

    XPUser1991 Thread Starter

    Mar 4, 2010
    i have an approximately 10 yo computer that has Windows FLP on it right now, it orriginally had windows 98 FE OEM, so i decided i wanted to reinstall it, so i popped in the OEM disk (this disk will only work in this pc, the OEM has created the disk that way) but i keep getting a CDR-101: not ready reading drive X (where X is the cd drive, changes from time to time) so i tried 98SE but i get the same error, the cd drive is a teac dv-w58e dvd+r cd-rw drive (upgraded after original cd drive broke) i looked on the internet and i found out it is an ide/atapi drive, so with 98 it should just show up as a regular cd drive, but i keep getting the cdr-101, so i don't know what to do, i even tried the cd in a virtual machine, and i still get the cdr-101. so what i am asking is, what should i do?
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Dec 14, 2002
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    you probably need a 98 boot disc with cd drivers on floppy before it will detect the cd
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