Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

CD-ROM suddenly doesn't work

Posted on 1999-01-23
3
Medium Priority
?
153 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
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?
0
Comment
Question by:mikecrowe
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
rmarotta earned 300 total points
ID: 1652681
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:mikecrowe
ID: 1652682
You know that is not the answer I wanted.  Oh well, they're pretty cheap now.
Tkx
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:rmarotta
ID: 1652683
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
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Windows Server 2003 introduced persistent Volume Shadow Copies and made 2003 a must-do upgrade.  Since then, it's been a must-implement feature for all servers doing any kind of file sharing.
The article covers five tools all IT professionals should know about, as they up productivity by a great deal!
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

886 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question