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Flashing cd icon/Drive wont open. WTF????

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Anonymous
October 19, 2004 4:58:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Hello, i have a problem.

I dont know what could have caused this, but my disk drive has stopped
working.It simply wont open, no life in it at all.

Heres a bit of background that may help to solve this.

First of all i had left my system on overnight to leave Edonkey
running, i had reset it just before i left it, and forgot to enable my
firewall{it no longer comes on at startup no matter what i do, i have
to physically click on it when winxp starts up, really annoying, its
Sygate, any ideas, reinstalling helps but only for a day or two}.

Anyway i then got up this morning, closed down Edonkey, opened nero
selected a few files which i had to burn, put in a blank disk {which im
not entirely sure was blank, didnt have any burn marks on it} then
clicked on burn.The computer did the usual searched for the disk ,the
small cd icon appeared next to the mouse pointer, then nothing..... and
its still there now, flashing away.

I tried ejecting the drive, and at no point will it respond, it simply
doesnt work now..

So I then closed everything down and reset windows, again trying to
open the drive at various points, nothing.

Windows restarted but is taking ages to reboot and load up windows.

Any ideas people???, i really need the use of this drive.

Does this sound like some sort of virus/trojan that has infected my
system because i wasnt firewalled for so long??

Any help, ideas or advice will be greatly apprieciated.

After i post this im goin to run my Fprot AV, i let yous know how i get
on.

Thanks.

P3 600
256ram
80g hdd
sygate firewall
Fprot AV & McAfee security centre running with only AV installed.


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jinky67
Anonymous
October 19, 2004 4:58:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Typically if your are not firewalled you can expect viruses on your system
within 20-30 minutes. It is probably a shorter period of time since you
were connected to edonkey getting software illegally and then burning it to
CD.
Most CD drives have a small hole where you can put a paper clip in and open
the drive if it can not be opened via software.
"jinky67" <jinky67.1edn0z@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
news:jinky67.1edn0z@pcbanter.net...
>
> Hello, i have a problem.
>
> I dont know what could have caused this, but my disk drive has stopped
> working.It simply wont open, no life in it at all.
>
> Heres a bit of background that may help to solve this.
>
> First of all i had left my system on overnight to leave Edonkey
> running, i had reset it just before i left it, and forgot to enable my
> firewall{it no longer comes on at startup no matter what i do, i have
> to physically click on it when winxp starts up, really annoying, its
> Sygate, any ideas, reinstalling helps but only for a day or two}.
>
> Anyway i then got up this morning, closed down Edonkey, opened nero
> selected a few files which i had to burn, put in a blank disk {which im
> not entirely sure was blank, didnt have any burn marks on it} then
> clicked on burn.The computer did the usual searched for the disk ,the
> small cd icon appeared next to the mouse pointer, then nothing..... and
> its still there now, flashing away.
>
> I tried ejecting the drive, and at no point will it respond, it simply
> doesnt work now..
>
> So I then closed everything down and reset windows, again trying to
> open the drive at various points, nothing.
>
> Windows restarted but is taking ages to reboot and load up windows.
>
> Any ideas people???, i really need the use of this drive.
>
> Does this sound like some sort of virus/trojan that has infected my
> system because i wasnt firewalled for so long??
>
> Any help, ideas or advice will be greatly apprieciated.
>
> After i post this im goin to run my Fprot AV, i let yous know how i get
> on.
>
> Thanks.
>
> P3 600
> 256ram
> 80g hdd
> sygate firewall
> Fprot AV & McAfee security centre running with only AV installed.
>
>
> --
> jinky67
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