I thought the CR-ROM drive was defective because when I clicked on the D: drive (which is the drive for the CD-ROM reader) in Windows Explorer I get an error message that D: is not accessible and then the eror message underneath reads "the device is not ready."
I switched CD-ROM drives and put an identical one back in and I get the same message.
I thought maybe I mixed up the jumpers - when I configured it as a "slave" windows didn't even see the drive- when I put it back to CS (cable select), it showed up in windows. Then when I clicked on it I get the error meassge that the device is not ready.
I want to be able to use the CD-ROM so I can upgrade this machine to XP.
I suspect the original drive that I took out was working properly. In both drives' cases, when I hit the button on the front to open the drive, the drawer won't slide open. I get a buzzing sound and the device's yellow monitor light lights up but the drawer does not open.