February 26th, 2004, 02:01 AM
I'm trying to fix an old dell laptop for a person, and I'm not getting anywhere with it.
Its a old Pentium 266 with 128 mb of ram. I put Windows 98 SE on it.
Now heres the problem. When I put a CD in the CD-ROM (D: Drive) and I go to the cd-rom to access the files it says D: is not accessible. I can view the properties, but can't open it up.
The CD-ROM drive is shown in the BIOS and I know it did work as thats how I installed windows on it. lol
Anyone have any ideas?
February 26th, 2004, 01:56 PM
If you boot with a Win98 Boot disk with Cd-Rom Driver on the boot disk, can you go on the cd-rom?
You try multiple Cd-Rom? 4-5 miminum. (Old one, new one, CD-R, all kind)
February 26th, 2004, 02:50 PM
Oh yeah, forgot about trying that.
I did try to get to the D: drive via DOS prompt but that didn't work.
I'll try different media types today and let you know if it worked.
February 26th, 2004, 08:22 PM
1. Try running a cleaning CD through it a few times.
2. I have seen problems where an old cd won't read the faster modern CDs.........do you know the CD drive specs, might be only 4x or 8x
Will it "see" a music CD, and does it still recognise the Win98 CD?