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"d" Drive Will Not Read Discs


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#1 spitfire11

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 07:05 AM

Hi,
Has this happened to any one else? My D drive has stopped reading anything, I tried pre recorded discs, program discs ect. but-nothing-I tried to find a restore point in my system but it flagged up that there was nothing previous to 28/06/08. I tried to load MyDVD from the prog. list & the following error msg. popped up "Application failed to start because PX.dll was not found"
Just recently, Windows has warned me that the virtual memory was low, so I moved info to my external hard drive and then cleaned out My Documents and also moved some prog. files as well, to free up memory. I then opened Ccleaner and checked the registry entries and there was a whole list of "Windows\system32\" info listed, so I backed this up & did a clean.
I have this horrible feeling that I have done something drastic, but what, I don't know.
I am running Win. xp home on a Packard Bell model No. 1503 running a Lite On dvd drive.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 07:34 AM

Does the drive show up in My Computer? Do you have Sonic installed? If so, try uninstalling it then reinstall it.
Virtual memory isn't about the disk space on your hard drive
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 05:31 AM

Hi garmanma,
In answer to your questions, no the drive does not show up in my computer and no, I do not have sonic installed.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 07:24 AM

http://www.dougknox.com/xp

http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben...p;x=12&y=13

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 07:55 AM

Thank you very much garmanma,
The doug knox link worked a treat, I am now back to "normal". lesson learnt.
regards,
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:52 PM

Glad to have helped :thumbsup:
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