disk drive sometimes not accesible

  Smokeyone 12:09 13 May 2004

Please help, this problem is driving me to distraction. My disc drive is F in Win 98.
Sometimes but not always, I get the error message
F:\ is not accesible the disc is not ready Retry/Cancel. Any ideas please as I am stuck with a work project

Thanks in hope


  Totally-braindead 13:09 13 May 2004

If it happens with more than one disk, you don't mention whether this is the case, then probably the drive is either on the way out or simply needing cleaned. A Cd cleaning disk is probably the first thing to try it'll only cost about a fiver and even if it doesn't work you can still use it on your hifi. Also try cleaning the disks and see if that helps. If neither of these options helps then buy a new drive, you can get a cd drive for about £15 a dvd drive for about £20-25 or a cdwriter for about £25-30.

  Smokeyone 05:54 14 May 2004

Thanks for the reply. Yes, it happens on more than one disc but I have other discs which give no problem. Will give the cleaning idea a try and keep my fingers crossed.

Thanks again


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