Creative Cd1220e: "Device not Ready"

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wh00t

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Hello, my problem is that my CD-ROM drive (CREATIVE CD1220E) is recognized by Belarc Advisor on my system, however whenever I click on the CD-ROM drive I get the "Drive is not ready".

Someone suggested I boot into Safe Mode, delete my CD-ROM from the System menu in the Control Panel, and reboot, which I did. Windows 95 installed the correct driver again but no luck, I get that error again.

Yes, I've tried different CD and am putting them in correctly (come on.. :).

Thanks!
 

~Candy~

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This may be a silly question, and without researching, and only because you mention Windows 95, and I had a cdrom similar, does it connect to the soundcard per chance?

As an added thought, that is an older drive.....may be on its way out.......can you try reading a disk in dos mode........
 

wh00t

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As a matter of fact, I think this drive can be connected to the sound card. However, I think right now it's connected to the motherboard. Maybe that's causing the problem?
 

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Have you lately changed the connections then?

Is it on the same cable with the hard drive? If so, it should be jumpered as slave......if Belarc is picking it up though, I would lean towards the drive lens being dirty, or the drive needing to be replaced.

Can you access it from dos?
 
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