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WIN98 CD Rom drive issues D: Is not accessable. the device is not ready

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#1 Moltres Rider

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

I was given a Compaq Windows 98 computer and the guy said the CD ROM drive needs to be replaced... I have three CD ROM drives confirmed working on other computers that I tried putting into this computer and they ALL experience the SAME issue that the guy described was wrong with the drive. it errors out as "D: Is Not Accessable. The Device Is Not Ready." Device manager reports that there is drivers and the device works properly but the error STILL persists!!! can someone help me fix???

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

You can try to fix this by uninstalling the CD drive and the Secondary IDE Controller from device manager and rebooting. Windows will reinstall them as you boot up. Its certainly worth a try.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

I know this applies to windows xp but it may work with the windows 98 computer, Microsoft has an article on this =>HERE<=


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