NOT READY/ UNACCESSABLE
Posted 11 August 2005 - 02:30 PM
Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:23 PM
Efwis just helped me with a Winfix problem that was causing alot of strange things to happen and refered me to this forum because my CD R/W PERIPHERAL still keeps giving me the message that it is "NOT READY/UNACCESSABLE. This started at the same time as the problems that have been fixed. UPON LOADING A DISC (BLANK OR OTHERWISE) THE GREEN LIGHT FLASHES FOR SOME TIME THEN ALL LIGHTS GO OUT. Is there something I can do to find out if my device is KAPUT or if something else is going on? Thank you all !! BD
Do you know where the control panel is?
Sorry I cant direct you there in Windows 98 gold
Edited by OneCool, 11 August 2005 - 05:24 PM.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 09:01 PM
Goto control panel>system>device manager. Look for the drive under DVD/CD-Rom Drives or something similar. Click on the + sign to expand the drives. Are there any yellow exclamation marks or red circle with a line through it(I think). Red something anyway.
When a drive doesn't work I always try another brand of disc. I've had trouble with Memorex. K-Hypermedia seems to work in a wide variety of drives. Certain brands will not work in certain drives.
Posted 12 August 2005 - 08:59 AM
Posted 12 August 2005 - 09:49 AM
Awhile back I worked on a pc that was owned by a smoker. I put my utility disk in and only 8 files showed up. There are about 50 files on the disk. I then blew compressed air into the drive and it then read all 50 files. But I suspect that the drive won't last much longer. He didn't want to spend the money on a new drive, so I guess he'll deal with it down the road.
There are some disks out there that will clean the optical eye but I don't know how effective they are. Someone else may want to comment on that.....
I rebuilt a pc the other day for a friend. The cd-rom drive wouldn't read any of my discs, so I pitched it and installed a new one. Problem solved.
I'm betting your drive is shot but it might be worth it to uninstall the drive in Device Manager and reinstall it. First though...how old is the drive and what brand is it?
Posted 12 August 2005 - 02:15 PM
Posted 12 August 2005 - 02:29 PM
I'm still betting the drive is shot but: Did the problem start after you installed any software or MS updates? I have see Kaspersky antivirus cause some weird problems. After uninstalling Kaspersky the problem went away. (just an example of something I have seen)
Posted 12 August 2005 - 03:17 PM
Posted 14 August 2005 - 06:52 AM
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