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    Default CD DVD READER

    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.
    PUPPY LINUX 5.2

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    Default Re: CD DVD READER

    Try updating the firmware on it.


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    Default Re: CD DVD READER

    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.
    PUPPY LINUX 5.2

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    Default Re: CD DVD READER

    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.


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    Default Re: CD DVD READER

    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
    100%.
    PUPPY LINUX 5.2

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