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CD-ROM drive locked/busy?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ddesforges, Mar 2, 2002.

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  1. ddesforges

    ddesforges Thread Starter

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    My CD/DVD-ROM drive is acting up. It appears to load a CD, but then the "busy" light flashes continuously, and if I try to explore the drive, I get the message "drive is not accessible: retry/cancel." One message I received (can't remember how I got it) said the drive is locked by disk utility (or something like that).

    Does it need cleaning? Is it toast? Help!
     
  2. Yankee Rose

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    Hi ddesforges - welcome to TSG!

    Does this problem occur with all CDs you try? Often times it is the actual CD that causes errors like this.
     
  3. ddesforges

    ddesforges Thread Starter

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    Thanks, JOdy. Yes, this happens with all CD's I try. And I'm running an AMD, not a pentium.

    ddesforges
     
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    Do you have anything running like Norton Utilities or Systemworks?
     
  5. ddesforges

    ddesforges Thread Starter

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    Thanks. No, I'm not running Norton utilities or Systemworks. I am running Norton anti-virus, but disabling that doesn't solve the problem. I do run Black-Ice Defender, but that hasn't seemed to be a problem before.
     
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