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Problem accessing CD ROM Drive

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Last response: in Windows 95/98/ME
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October 10, 2004 10:10:36 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion (More info?)

I have recently had occasion to start using a IBM Aptiva
with Windows 95 that has been little used for the last
two years.

I wanted to install a program from the CD ROM drive but
get the following message:

D:\ is not available
The device is not ready.

I don't recall ever getting that before.

I have read Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 137114 which
addresses setting the proper CD ROM speed in Windows 95.
I have tried all of the available settings with no
success.

I finally have a use for the old computer if I can get
the CD ROM drive to work.

Any help anyone can give me certainly will be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Anonymous
October 11, 2004 4:23:27 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion (More info?)

Try cleaning the drive with a standard audio CD drive cleaning disc, if it will
autorun it. If that does not work or does not help, the drive may be bad, or the
data ribbon cable on the back of the drive may have come loose from the connector on
the drive or on the motherboard.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"Neil" <Nkeller60@aol.com> wrote in message
news:33fe01c4af2f$1d7a8930$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> I have recently had occasion to start using a IBM Aptiva
> with Windows 95 that has been little used for the last
> two years.
>
> I wanted to install a program from the CD ROM drive but
> get the following message:
>
> D:\ is not available
> The device is not ready.
>
> I don't recall ever getting that before.
>
> I have read Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 137114 which
> addresses setting the proper CD ROM speed in Windows 95.
> I have tried all of the available settings with no
> success.
>
> I finally have a use for the old computer if I can get
> the CD ROM drive to work.
>
> Any help anyone can give me certainly will be appreciated.
>
> Thanks.
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