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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 6:42 pm:   

i turn on my pc and read the words that come up and says my computer recognizes that there is a cd-rom hooked up and when i am in windows i put a cd in the drive and nothing happened so i went to my computer and double clicked on d:\ and a error message popped up saying

D:\ is not accessible
The device is not ready.
--Retry-- --cancel--

and i press retry and same thing comes up.
Please help me like i said this is urgent
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2003 - 8:40 am:   

It is being recognized but probably the CD-rom is unable to read CD's.

I have replaced several over the years and they all still showed up as a letter but would not read any more or would only read CD's intermittantly.

Trying this drive in another computer would be the simplest way to verify it's condition.

Most likely it has failed if it has been working all along and just quit. Although it wouldn't hurt to try cleaning it if you had a cleaning disk around.
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2003 - 12:23 pm:   

i have tried it in my other computer and it does the same thing
thomas jessen
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2003 - 2:16 am:   

my cd-rewriter has stooped reading cd-s. Its only 6 weeks old, it will detect blank cd-s and it will still write. When i do put a cd in it will just keep skipping, it all happened when i was installing a game and the computer froze so i had to switch it off by the mains when i switched it back on it wouldent read any cds. ive tried reinstalling it, cleaning it and on device manager i get the message 'this device is working properly'.any ideas
thomas jessen
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2003 - 7:29 am:   

i put in a scratched cd and for some reason its playing it, it does skip through the music but its playing
thomas jessen
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2003 - 9:12 am:   

but still no joy with any other cds
thomas jessen
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - 11:00 am:   

i think the laser has had it. ill think ill buy one thats halfway decent but if you do have any idea about the problem thats occuring please post a massage.
thomas jessen
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - 12:40 pm:   

bought a new cd-rewriter same thing is happening, ive changed over the ribbon and audio cables but know joy
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2003 - 6:06 am:   

thomas jessen

Would look in device manager and uninstall any and all cdroms. You may have to use the option show hidden devices to show up any remnants of the old drive under view.

Would also consider plugging the cdrom into the other ide port if possible keeping in mind it will have to be set to master if it is the only device and slave if it shares a cable with a hard drive.

Sounds like you've already tried another cable.

If all else fails may consider backing up important files/documents onto CDr and reloading Windows (or other operating system).
thomas jessen
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2003 - 11:30 am:   

ive installed both cd-rewriters as masters and now there both working perfectly im using the origanal one i bought, i didnt even think about that thanks alot kev.

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