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I just replaced my hd because it crashed. I reloaded windows xp. Everything seemed fine. However, I can only use my cd rom 1 time immediately after reboot, then I have to reboot it again to use it. This sure makes reinstalling all of that software difficult. It keeps giving me an error message of "D:\ is not accessable. Incorrect Function." Also worth mentioning, I have an E drive which is a cd burner. When the cd rom works, it works. When I get the error message for the d drive, I will put the disk in the e drive and I don't get an error message, but it acts like the cd that I have put in there is a blank one. This has happened with about 6 or 7 different disks, so it is not just one.
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Click start then right click my computer, click properties, hardware, device manager, click the + next to DVD/CD ROM Drives, left click one then right click, click remove, confirm, do this with all the DVD/CD ROM Drives then reboot
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I just did it. The devices reinstalled after I rebooted, but I am still getting the same response. Any other suggestions? These worked before with this system and xp. The ONLY thing different is that I put in a new hd that is 80 gigs instead of 30. Could that matter?
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Only if the drive letters have changed, click start then my computer to see they are the same as before the replacement drive
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They are still the same. C,A,D,E.
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Try CD Gone Patch

http://www.geekstogo...tion=show&id=15
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I downloaded the files and merged them, then I rebooted and it still didn't work. Are you getting sick of me?
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Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on right for storage / optical

Look at the manufacturer’s site for the suitable drivers and firmware updates for your Operating System

Be careful with firmware updates, you need the exact one for the drive as they are irreversible


If you are unable to find them, please post the make and model here before you download anything

Please set a system restore point before you install anything
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