View Full Version : CD Drive is not working.

30-07-2005, 08:29 PM
I go to put a cd in, and it comes up with an error, it says:

D:\ is not accessible

The device is not ready

I'm not a computer wiz, but this is really getting on my nerves, im running windows 98. Can anybody help me? FAST?

30-07-2005, 09:03 PM
CDROM might be dead
CDROM might not be able to read some types/brands of disks
CD's might be written in a format that 98 can't understand
Could be heaps of things
What type of CD's are you trying to read?
Has your drive read these CD's before
Are they copies or originals?

30-07-2005, 09:08 PM
It used to read music cd's and games, just normal ones... it's not doing it anymore.

The one I am trying to use has worked before.

Is there anyway to reformat you're computer without the disk? =P

30-07-2005, 09:19 PM
Probably dead, they don't last forever unfortunately
Could be a crook cable but unlikely
Could have a dirty lens, try a cleaning CD or a quick squirt with some canned air
Any chance you can try it in another machine before you toss it just to make sure it's the actual unit at fault?

As for formatting without the CD, sure..just use a 98/ME boot floppy
But you'll need the CDROM to reload windows though