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CD-ROM suddenly doesn't work

Posted on 1999-01-23
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Have a pentium 110 w/IDE CD-ROM and hard drive.  Has been working for years.  Just upgraded to WIN98, and still worked fine.  Now, I get a "G:\ is not accessible".  IDE auto detect finds the drive, and System show it is fine and working properly.  Where next?
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Mike,
If it is recognized by the operating system, and still won't function, I'd say the drive has failed.  Probably the motor or it's driver circuit.
Sorry, but it's probably time for a new one.

Regards,
Ralph
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You know that is not the answer I wanted.  Oh well, they're pretty cheap now.
Tkx
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Mike, try this:
Place a CD in the drive and note it's orientation.

Open the tray and note whether the disc position has moved at all.

If so, the motor moved it.
If not, the motor isn't running. (unless it stopped in exactly the same place......  unlikely)

Ralph
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