View Full Version : CD DVD READER

10-09-2009, 05:38 AM
The CD reader on my Toshiba lappy is playing up.
The fault is intermittent and consists of;
Not seeing disks at times.
Working ok for periods (sometimes long enough for an os install)
My question is:Is it likely to be a major or could there be a quick fix that
I can try.
I can manage no problem without the drive but it is a bit more convenient
to have it.

10-09-2009, 08:31 AM
Try updating the firmware on it.

10-09-2009, 09:03 AM
Thanks 4 that.I should explain further that this occured while XP was installed and I was trying to install Ubuntu.It would go for about 80% of the install then stall.
I managed to trick it by installing Crunchbang linux which is a much smaller install
and all is 100% so I have a very nifty new linux to play with and everything works
with the CD-DVD.I guess it was the xp firmware that was the problem.
Windows is now gone from another of my machines.

10-09-2009, 09:12 AM
Did you try to install Ubuntu using WUBI and it stopped on 80%, or were you doing a proper install?

If it froze on a proper install then it can't be XP's firmware problem.

10-09-2009, 10:23 AM
I was doing a proper install but also in XP I could not write to the cd.
Now with XP "GONE" and just CrunchBang on everything is working