I keep getting the message E:/ (or whatever drive)not accessible, the device is not ready. This is on both my CD drives ive tryed swaping cables other (working) drives all to no avail theyre getting power and will eject from the menu. anyone any ideas?
If it's "just stopped working one day" then the first port of call would be a virus scan, secondly to save a lot of hassle take one out and try it in your machine. If it doesn't work in yours then it's knackered and saves time trying to doagnose a non - existant fault in the os.
1. yes drives work fine in my computer 2. Ran a virus checker and she already had quite a good one(mc afee) running 3. Gonna try this one later would it be semi safe to think if this fails that MoBo is at fault? would trying her hard drive on my MoBo to try and eliminate it being at fault be worth a shot?
I doubt it's the mobo, more likely something like drivers have become corrupted (ide or drive), the aspi layer needs reinstalled, or trying a cd lens cleaner. If the drives are on the same ide cable, then try a different cable.
Her hard drive probably won't boot on your mobo.
There are tons of different ways of trying to fix the drive no accessible, it's just a case of trying them all seeing as there are so many different solutions.