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Insert Disk into Drive E


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#1 scrolljoe

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 06:27 AM

G'day All !

My Compaq Deskpro EN with Win XP SP2 was running slow and so I decided to Fresh install XP Professional SP3 . The installation went OK but when I decided to install Office Pro 2003 in the CD drive I got : Please insert Disk in Drive E.
The drive is OK as even without the office installed it plays a music CD but fails to load Office 2003. Is there a work-around this problem in getting the drive to recognize the presence of the disk ? Even tried Run > E:\ ...still no success. Thanks for any suggestions.

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#2 doinmeedin

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 06:57 AM

How are you connecting the drive to your PC, also go to my computer open it up and have a look to see if your PC is recognising your Disk in Drive E. :thumbsup:

If life is not an option then why are we not given the option in the first place !


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Posted 27 September 2010 - 09:24 AM

Does the drive recognize/read other discs?

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 12:13 PM

doinmeedin....in answer to your quest...No ...the drive does not recognise the disk .
Clicking on the drive in My Computer will bring up the little window....Please insert disk in drive E.
Rt clicking on the E drive...> Properties ..shows that the disk has 0 bytes .
As a matter of fact I used 2 CDs with Office 2003 and the result is the same.

hamluis ...in answer to your quest ...Yes ..the drive reads and plays music CDs,

I even tried the instructions given in this link with no success ..
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread48225.html

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 12:19 PM

Will your drive read other data cds? Can you read the CD that you installed windows from? Have you installed from this CD set before on this computer? They aren't DVD's in a non-DVD drive are they?

Edited by Gabrial, 27 September 2010 - 12:21 PM.


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Posted 27 September 2010 - 01:47 PM

Gabrial here is a response to your quest :

Will your drive read other data cds? Yes...placed a CD by Que : "Upgrading and Repairing "and it read it cleanly.

Can you read the CD that you installed windows from? Yes ..did about 3 installs of the same CD when I discovered that
after the first install I couldn't get the Office loaded.

Have you installed from this CD set before on this computer? [No]

They aren't DVD's in a non-DVD drive are they? [No] ..the puter has 3 drives ..HD, CD and Floppy.

I had slipped up when in a previous post not identify the usernameof the link:

demonica61

http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread48225.html

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:43 PM

Have you tried cleaning the cd that you are having problems with?
Checked to see if it is scratched as well.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 07:28 PM

Also, check to see if it says DVD anywhere on the disk. If it's a DVD and you're trying to read it in a CDRom without DVDRom support, it's not going to show anything when you put the disk in.




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