I have 2 CD ROM's on a system with win2000 pro.
One is a burner. It is configured as the Master.
I can access a disk in either drive if it is the
very first attempt after boot up. If however, I
change the disk (data or audio), Explorer will not
provide access to it - saying that there is no disk
in the selected drive. The drives are clearly functional
as I have no problem burning a disk or playing an
audio CD. But when I try to navigate the disks
directory, Explorer will not allow access (saying "Please Insert Disk"). I've played around with the insert notification settings - that did nothing.
Device Mangler shows no conflcts and reports that all hardware are present and accounted for.
The drive structure is as follows:
No C: drive
D: - CD Burner
E: - CD ROM
F: - Main harddrive (don't ask, this computer has a long history)
I've considered the idea that my root drive being F: could
be the problem. Unless someone says absolutely that that
is the specific cause, I will not pursue it.
The problem appears to be in Explorers inabilty to properly refresh or re-poll the drives.
If anyone has any insight into or specific knowledge of this problem, your help would be greatly appreciated.