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CD-Drive issues

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#1 nikkisixx13


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Posted 27 September 2005 - 09:27 PM

A good friend of mine just got his mothers old computer.

When he got it home, he attempted to install AOL on it, but when he put the disc in the following error messaged occured

CD not accessible, Drive not active

I had him check his device manager and it said that the drive was working properly.

Is there a fix for this or does he just need to go out and get a new drive?

Oh, and the drive DID work when his mother owned...seems like everytime I move and have to transport my computer something always ends up going wrong, and I'm kindda assuming the same thing happened to him.


Edited by nikkisixx13, 27 September 2005 - 09:29 PM.

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#2 Herk


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Posted 28 September 2005 - 05:22 PM

The first thing to check is if the cables have come loose during transport. Remember to follow careful handling procedures. Wear a grounding wrist strap or at least touch the side of the case before reaching inside. And also unplug the machine first - ATX computers are still "hot" even when turned off.

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