CD Rom not working

  Iceman244 14:20 28 Mar 2005
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My CD rom does not work.

When i select D drive from my computer an error message appears.

D:\ drive is not accessable
drive not ready for use.

Can anyone help with this.

Cheers

Ice

  User-312386 14:45 28 Mar 2005

1 Is there a disc in there?

2 Have you checked in device manager?

  Iceman244 14:54 28 Mar 2005

Yes this is with a disc in there.

And how do i check in device manager and what am i looking for ?

Thanks

Ice

  Cuddles 15:45 28 Mar 2005

What operating system are you running?

  Iceman244 15:54 28 Mar 2005

Windows 98

  Cuddles 16:02 28 Mar 2005

To check device manager,MY COMPUTER>CONTROL PANEL>SYSTEM>DEVICE MANAGER, look at the entries for cd rom drives if you have yellow ! it means there is a problem, if ! are showing or not click on cd entry then remove and reboot computer.

  Iceman244 17:21 28 Mar 2005

I went in to device manager and under CD Rom controllers it has a ! in yellow and is showing what i think is the driver.

It is a - instead of a plus then a drop down with ! in yellow beside it.

Is this the proble? if so how do i fix it?

  Cuddles 19:44 28 Mar 2005

Click on the entry for the cd rom and remove it then reboot the computer and it will reinstall it or alternatively update the driver.

  Iceman244 22:35 28 Mar 2005

I have done what you said and deleted CD Rom and CD Rom controllers.

CD Rom has re-installed i think but there is nothing under CD Rom controllers.

Do i now need to download the drivers , if so where do i get them from.

As when i put disc in it still will not play.

  Cuddles 10:56 29 Mar 2005

In Device Manager there are only entries for Floppy Disc Controllers and IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, is there an entry in Device Manager for cd rom? if drivers need reinstalling it is done within the properties for the cd rom , right click on entry in Device Manager, on drivers tab click on update driver then show a list of drivers then it will install default drivers for your cd rom or it may tell you that you already have the best drivers installed.

  Iceman244 16:22 29 Mar 2005

Thank you for that.

Yes it says i have the best drivers installed.

But still the CD Rom wont play.

any ideas?

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