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[SOLVED] CD-F Drive

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by freddie, Sep 21, 2003.

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  1. freddie

    freddie Thread Starter

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    When I put a CD in and try to play it tells me that F:\is not assessible the device is not ready...please help...
     
  2. walkeriam

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    Try a different CD and/or try cleaning the CD.
    You can also try cleaning the Optical Lens of the CD-ROM Drive with a CD-ROM Lens Cleaning CD.
    Also, go to Device Manager and see if there is any conflicts (yellow exclamation marks) associated with your CD-ROM Drive. If there is, right click and delete it then re-boot your PC. It should recognize and reinstall the CD-ROM Drivers.
    If that doesn't work you probably need to replace the CD-ROM Drive with a new one.
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    Try reading a cd from dos too, that should rule out hardware issues......boot with a boot disk and choose to start with cdrom support. The cdrom drive letter will be pushed one letter ahead. Change to the drive letter by typing

    G:
    and press enter

    Then type dir
    and press enter

    If you can see a directory of the contents, the drive itself should be ok.
     
  4. freddie

    freddie Thread Starter

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    Thanks Walkeriam And Acacandy... went to control panel clicked on multimedia clicked on CD Music.. Don't know how it got on drive E put it on drive F and it started working fine... Thanks
     
  5. walkeriam

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    I wouldn't have thought of that until you mentioned it. Now we all know what else to try if it happens to us.
    Glad you got it going.
    Have a good day!
     
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