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CD ROM Issues

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by vasdenjas, Dec 26, 2001.

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  1. vasdenjas

    vasdenjas Thread Starter

    Dec 26, 2001
    Heya people.....first post here. I'm having a bit of a problem with my CD-ROM drive, and was wondering if it might be the drive, the cd, or just some incompatibility between the two.

    The CD ROM is a MITSUMI FX4010M, I've downloaded the latest driver, as well as a diagnostic tool Mitsumi has on their website, which essentially tells me what I already know, that it's having a problem reading this CD. Yay!

    I have a new program that I'm trying to install on my HD, but the problem is, it can't seem to read it correctly, it starts up, whirring a bit, then stops, then starts again, then stops again. It'll read 2% of the info, then I'll get a 'blue screen', telling me that the system is having a problem reading the CD, hit 'Enter' to keep trying, or 'ESC' to stop. I hit enter, and it starts whirring again, blah, blah, blah.

    Two things prevent me from outright thinking I need a brand new CD ROM.

    1) My Windows 98 CD works perfectly on there. It'll read, add new programs, remove programs, etc. I did all of the preceding this very night. So it seems to have no issues with that CD.

    2) The CD having problems is brand new. there are no scratches, no smudges, no signs of any visible imperfection whatsoever!

    Is it possible part of the programming (some kind of header file, or CD ROM interaction file on the CD itself), is causing this? Is the CD ROM just old (pre 1998)? Or what?

    Any input you all can provide would be great! Thanks for reading, take care!
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    If it's only the one cd your having trouble with I would suspect a bad cd.
    Even though you can't see any damage it could just be bad.

    Try several other cd's, if they all work I would try and get a replacement cd.
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