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    bad cd-drive?

    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?
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    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)
    -Simon \"SDK\"

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    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.
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    Hi,

    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?

    Good luck

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