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I am getting an error reading on my d drive. It reads d:/ is not accessible d:/ not ready yet
 
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Hi,

Does this happen with any CD that you place in the drive? How soon after you've closed the drive, do you try to access it?

Please post back with a bit more info.

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This happens with any cd that I try to use. It started shortly after I ran a scandisk and defrag. Before this I had no trouble with it.
 
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If your are running Windows 98 or ME boot using a Windows Startup diskette and type: SCANREG /RESTORE and depress Enter.

A menu of Windows Registry backups will be displayed, select a date before the problem occurred and reboot. It will restore system files that may have been damaged. Good luck.
 

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I tried to reboot using the disk and the scanreg/restore that you told me about. I got message reading system restore operation failed.
 

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I am sorry. I don't know what you mean by the other backup files.
 
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When you ran SCANREG /RESTORE it should have shown 4-5 backups. Did you try several of them if the first one did not work?
 

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I just went in tried some of the other backups. I got one that worked,and said you have restored a good registry. After doing this the d drive still isn't working.
 
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It's to bad it did not work, it does often.

The next thing I would try is to delete the CD-ROM from Device Manager using Safe Mode and reboot, letting Windows rediscover and setup the CD-ROM. To access Safe Mode, reboot and depress and hold down the F8 key for Windows 96 or Ctrl key for Windows 98/ME. To delete the CD-ROM, select Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab, scroll down and double click CD-ROM icon, select the CD-ROM drive and click the Remove button. Then reboot. Good luck.
 

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I rebooted my machine in safe mode, and it worked. Thank you very much for your work on this.;) :D
 
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Thanks great news and thanks for letting us know. I will mark this thread solved.
 

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I told you that I rebooted in safe mode and that it worked. When I turned my pc on today it was right back the same way, with the d drive unaccessible. Plus one other problem showed up. I can not shut the computer down.
 
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can you restart in MS-DOS mode? if so, try the scanreg /restore again from before you ran the scandisk and defrag.
 

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I finally got it to shut down in dos. It took 5 or 6 minutes. After 3 or 4 tries I got a backup that was successful. The cd is working again for know. The only problem that I see know is that when I go off line and go back on line it is changing my home page each time. Also I am a little afraid to shut the machine down again.

Thank You
 
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