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#1 yellowz

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 09:01 PM

Was on internet few days ago, and all of a sudden, computer went to a blue screen... nothing worked, tried startup, safe mode, nothing worked, decided to format c: drive and reboot windows 98 from scratch.. created a startup disk ( from laptop) and loaded onto desktop computer. Selected cd-rom support mode, but after a: loads, it does not read the e: drive... the cd goes into the cd rom and comes back out after 4-5 seconds.. the light stays solid (so impression not reading the cd.. ) .. tried windows 98se cd and still nothing, does not read any cd, but it recognizes the cd rom drive.. any suggestions?
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Posted 26 November 2005 - 10:41 PM

:thumbsup: to BC yellowz,

Were there any storms in the area at the time? Your system may have been hit by an electrical surge.
How do you connect to the internet? What can you tell us about your system?

When you boot from your startup floppy run Scandisk with a surface scan to make sure your hard drive is still OK. (Can't remember if scandisk is on 'A:' or the virtual drive 'D:') Try some other data CDs in the drive - your Win98 may be scratched - if nothing reads you need to replace the CDROM drive.

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#3 yellowz

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 11:06 PM

HI Rimmer, Thanks for the welcome ;o)

WAS using Win98SE, but like I mentioned, formated c: drive, now not able to load Windows. Whats weird is that the cd-rom was working fine before all this happened. I had this problem before as well as it is not the first time had to format c drive (I seem to attract virus' :thumbsup: for some reason)... anyway.. I remember formating it once before, having the same problem, then don't remember if tyoed something special or not but got the cd to load... but at the moment, not reading ANY cds... Although the system recognizes the e: drive.. when type e:DIR - message is : cdr101 Not ready reading drive e: Abort,retry, fail...

Any suggestions? could it just be dirty? (been trying for 3 days straight now! getting fustrated!! :flowers:
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:11 AM

Yes it could just be dirty. A CD lens cleaner is not expensive and you can use it in the DVD player and all the other CD players round the place so it won't be wasted if its doesn't fix the problem. But I'm guessing your going to have to replace the CDROM.

Don't forget that scandisk, having a good working hard drive is more important than your CDROM.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 07:03 AM

You say you made a boot disk from your laptop. If this is a 98 boot disk then it will have created a Ramdrive when you boot with it pushing your CD drive letter back one to F:.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 08:33 AM

try another boot disk. try downloading it from www.bootdisk.com

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