CD drive will not open anymore
Posted on 2004-04-06
Hi. My 82 year old Dad loves to play an older (2001??) Sierra Hoyle Card Games CD on his computer in FLorida. It is an older computer and an older program that he insists on using.
The Sierra Hoyle Card Games CD which he has played for years has developed the following symptions.
1. Earlier this year, he couldn't get the CD Rom drive to "read" the disk; or the disk would try to open a duplicate program. Note: this particular CD has an "Auto Run" feature and must be left in the CD in-order to get all the bells-n-whistles in the game.
So he "licked" (sic) the CD and suddenly it started working.
2. NOW he can't get the CD to even open.
He has a Hewlet Packard PC and I think it is running the version of Windows just before Windows XP. (Was that Windows 2000?) I'm sure the PC is at least three years old.
I can get more details on the operating system and/or hardware . . . but I thought you guys might know of a trick to get CD roms to open when they are stuck -- like unplugging the system and opening the case, etc.
I've awarding a lot of points because this question is so vague and because my Dad is leaving from Florida to come North, tomorrow afternoon. (Yeah, he waited until now to let me know the CD was stuck.)
Thanks for your help and let me know if you need more info.