cdburner,dvd,a drive "inaccessible"

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susang

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My previously fine CD burner, dvd-rom and a: drive are all showing as "not accessible" when I try to browse to access the CD, DVD or floppy disk in them. I am running Windows XP on a Pentium 3. Already tried uninstalling CD burner and DVD in safe mode and reinstalling - no change. When I reboot the CD Burner will work one time and read a Program CD, then it goes back to "not accessible," DVD and a: drive will not work at all. Any ideas? Thanks!
 
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Are the CDrom and DVD on the same IDE channel?

Have you opened up the PC to check the connections? Maybe one is loose or needs cleaning.

I was thinking maybe your IDE/Floppy controller was bad, but it seems your Harddrive is still working properly.

Have you installed anything new recently? hardware or software?
 

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Thanks for the advice! I went inside and cleaned everything with no change but the software question got me thinking. My son had added the software to produce written CDs quite awhile ago. I uninstalled that and restarted and everything is okay. We had not tried to install anything new since then and installed games, etc. played fine so I wasn't really thinking of that. Thanks! :)
 
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