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Drive 'D' no longer working...

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by I Am Blessed 24, May 24, 2003.

  1. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

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    This just started a few days ago. I put a CD in to make greeting cards and a message kept coming up saying, "disc drive not ready, please insert CD". I tried another CD and the same message came up.

    I had some pictures put on a CD and inserted that today. A menu screen is supposed to pop up. Nothing happened.

    Can anyone help me with this?

    Thanks!
    Sue
     
  2. Don

    Don Well-Known Member
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    Sounds like the drive probably died. Mine's recently done the same.

    Start with right-clicking on "My Computer" (or equivalent) and clicking on Properties. Look for the Device Manager tab, and click on that. Look for the CD-ROM option; it should be okay. If it has an "X" (usually red), then there's a conflict that needs to be resolved. Device Manager should give you a clue as to where the conflict is.

    You can check your bios settings to ensure that you've got drive D set up properly. When you boot your computer, you should have a start-up list showing memory check, etc., and it should have a "Press F2 to run setup" (or something similar) at the bottom. Some computers have different methods; if you have the manual that came with the computer, reference that.

    Other than that, you might just have to buy a new CD drive.

    Other "experts" wanna weigh in on this?
     
  3. dianetavegia

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    My husband had to replace his a few months ago. They don't cost very much considering... Jim replaced his himself.

    However, if you have a CD/ DVD cleaner, you might just try that too.

    Diane
     
  4. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

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    You were right as usual, Don! The CD drive was shot. It cost $60.00 for a new one plus $40.00 labor; but at least it is fixed.

    Thanks!
    Sue
     
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