CD/DVD Drives suddenly not working.
Posted on 2005-05-12
(DELL XPS- RUNNING MS-XP2e) It's hard to say what exactly is wrong with my D and E drive except that they've changed. The Properties tabs of each drive suggest they're working properly, but I know better. As an example, I put a CD-R I had written to about 2 months ago into E: and the drive saw the disc but not the contents, the D: drive didn't see the disc at all. I tried a more recent disk, and E: saw it and its contents, but D: did not. I tried to load the DELL drivers and utilities discs, but got the following message: 16 BIT WINDOWS SUBSYSTEM: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. THE SYSTEM FILE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR RUNNING MS-DOS & MICROSOFT WINDOWS APPLICATIONS.