Neither of my two CD drives are working.
This just started happening about a week ago to my first drive, and now my second one just went.
When I go into windows explorer these days, one of my CD drives (the 2nd one, Read\Write) no longer apears in the list. It also doesnt work, I've tried with various CDs. The other drive is still there, but when I insert a cd, it begins whirring up, and then stops, and slows down. It does this over and over until I take out the CD.
I'd really like to fix this myself, because I know if I go to my father for help (He has lots more experience with computers in general, especialy DOS, but I'm quite a bit more resourcefull ) he'l sit at the computer for about 4 hours, frustrating himself and taking it out on other family members.
Here are some Sys Specs:
Intel Pentium 3 @ 733MhZ
128 mb RAM
ATI Radeon 9200 128mb video card *I think*
Soundblaster Live! Audio card.
One Creative 52X MX CD drive
One generic Read\Write drive
Running windows '98 SE
Thanks SO MUCH for any help you can give me, I'm getting desperate.