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MeinDCIC

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Odd thing - My DVD/CD combo drive on my Toshiba laptop was working fine at the begining of the month. I tried it today and nothing - I put a disk in and I hear the head moving and the light flickers, but when I try to access it or open a dvd or music program they all say No Disk. I removed the drive and rebooted - the same thing. Another odd ting I noticed was that XP's restore feature has no restore points - which it odd - in the past it has automaticlly done this and now nothing. Not sure that the two are related but wamted to add that if to see if other people are having the same problem.
 
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Do you still have a drive letter for the CDROM eg D: E: F: ?

Are you able to make a DOS boot floppy disk with these files unpacked & boot from it ?
The OAKCDROM.SYS in config.sys is a general cdrom driver suited for a lot of cdrom drives.
If you're able to read CDROM's now , you know its not a hardware failure.
 

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Well the problem is that it is a laptop so no floppy! The drive shows up - but it shows up as two drives - D and E - I think this is because I have a software program (called Region Free) that lets me play DVD regardless of the region. When I put in a CD or DVD the light comes on but than nothing happens - I used to get a autorun menu now nothing. Even if I try to open my DVD or Music matach software - it says no disk. Odd!!!
 
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