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{SOLVED} CDROM WON'T PLAY ANYMORE

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tovic, Dec 9, 2000.

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  1. Tovic

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    My CD rom doesn't want to play any CD. The drawer opens and closes, The LED light blinks, But nothing happens! the Cd ROM shows up in 'My Computer' but when I click on it, error message "Device isn't ready" comes up. I have Windows 98. I've thought about removing the driver and rebooting but I have heard some horror stories about this, how safe is it?

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  2. LarryCore

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    Very safe. But probably won't help.

    Make a Win98 startup disk (Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk) and boot with it. It will tell you the drive letter assigned to your CD.

    Make sure a good data CD is in the drive and at the A prompt type E: (assuming E is the CD) and then type DIR. If you get an error message, the drive has died. You can try cleaning it of course...

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  3. Tovic

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    Thanks Larry you were right, it didn't help. I contacted the company and we tried that and more but the thing is just stuffed. We tried removing the driver and letting windows find it but that didn't work. We tried DOS mode and that didn't work. The problem is with the CD ROM itself. I was hoping it would be something simple. Thanks for your help though.
     
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