guys, thank you all for the answers.
When this happens can you eject the cd?Yes , I am able to eject the cd.
When it doesn't read it does it still sound like it is being read in the cd drive? No. the green light on the dvd drive is glowing till i insert the cd into the disk and for another 5 seconds. after that, the light is off and i am not hearing any sound.
Why...are you trying to format the drive? my pc is slow. hence i am tyring to format the drive.
System manufacturer and model?
mine is an assembled pc. hence i cant answer this question.
Did the manufacturer of your system...provide this "installation disk"?
no , the cd is not from the system manufacturer. it is the one, i got from my friend.
The problem is not for a single cd..it is the same case with other cds also.
your explanation is pretty cool. I think i can go ahead and do that.
I just opened up my cpu case and cleaned up the dust inside it using a vaccum blower and the speed of my pc has increased drastically. so the learning is, clean the insides of the cpu. your speed of the pc will increase drastically. earlier the cpu usage was "100%" now it has drastically come down to 25%
so i think ...for a while , i will not think of formatting my pc.
But now the problem is only with the cd drive.
it doesnot read the contents of my disk
is there any other way of reading reparing this, rather than replacing it. i want to repair it.
I ran a scan with the software "cdcheck". it ran for 20 seconds and came up with these errors.
Kind type Message drive name
error win32 The device is not ready. (code: 21) W:\
criticalprocess File/directory in setup window not found! (code: 2) W:\
critical process Process aborted! (code: 3)
Please help me out.
I tried googling out. also applied microsoft supplied registry fix. but no luck.
called up a few local hardware guys. they say i need to replace it...
BUT I WANT TO FIND A SOLUTION FOR THIS. RATHER THAN REPLACING IT..
request help from the knowledgable guys.
Thanks in anticipation.
Edited by abcd_1, 11 September 2011 - 04:00 AM.