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cdr101: error reading drive d

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by XPUser1991, Dec 15, 2010.

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  1. XPUser1991

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    i have an old packard bell NEC ready 9945 that had windows 98 on it, but it crashed, so i popped in the disk and restarted the computer and got this error, since then i got a new cd drive but i am getting the same error, i can't figure out why i keep getting this error, any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    If it's a bootable CD, it will start in "A:" mode. You need to cd d:\ or cd e:\, depending on which drive is your CD-ROM. Some installation discs identify different drives, I know my old Win95 identifies CD-ROM as drive R:\.

    Is your boot disk a floppy or a CD-ROM?
     
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    it's a cd, and when i boot to it, i type this:
    A:\>D:\
    D:\>setup.exe
    after loading the scandisk or whatever it does, it says:
    setup is coping files needed to run windows

    CDR-101: not ready reading drive D
    abort, retry, fail?>

    so i don't now if it is the disk or the drive, windows 95, ms-dos, and even windows 3.11 will work fine, but not windows 98 (FE and SE) so i'm at a loss on what to do.
    every version of windows including dos will work except 98, it's like my computer hates 98 or something.
     
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