How can my I get an error in event viewer that says my CDROM has a bad block?

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mrphster

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I have 2 NEC SCSI cdroms and 1 Plexwriter 12X4X32 CD-RW and I get this error. I don't know why this occurs. Any ideas. The CDROM2 is an NEC.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Cdrom
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7
Date: 1/25/2003
Time: 2:27:54 PM
User: N/A
Computer: RIVENDELL
Description:
The device, \Device\CdRom2, has a bad block.
 
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if its only on on cdrom, it could be some form of copy protection.....if its on all of them...no clue.
 

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It comes up occasionally. It slows my system to a crawl. It just doesn't make sense. This occurs without a CD in the drive. It is not in the event viewer today so I won't worry. When it does happen, it takes over all system resources. :confused:
 
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Howdy there mrphster...

I used to get this error quite often...

The device, \Device\CdRom1, has a bad block.

The problem was my DVD and burner were on the same IDE channel, the problem went away after I separated them ( just looked in Event Viewer and the last one was 10/28/2002, before I separated them )...

Now since your CDROM2 is a SCSI, it sounds like the cable may not be terminated properly, or maybe the SCSI driver's are corrupt...
 
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