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Anonymous
July 5, 2005 7:41:32 PM

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My CD-ROM drive appears to be malfunctioning. The drive is obviously
receiving power, and it is recognized by my computer. Yet, when I put a CD
in the drive, the computer continues as though I had not. What's up with
that?

--
Brandon Taylor

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Anonymous
July 5, 2005 10:29:13 PM

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Have you tried cleaning the drive with an inexpensive audio CD player
cleaning disc?

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"Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:o 8hW1GagFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> My CD-ROM drive appears to be malfunctioning. The drive is obviously
> receiving power, and it is recognized by my computer. Yet, when I put a
> CD
> in the drive, the computer continues as though I had not. What's up with
> that?
>
> --
> Brandon Taylor
>
>
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 11:35:44 PM

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(1) What is set at...?...

(a) "Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab"
(b) Open the CD-ROM branch
(c) D-Clk the CD-ROM device that appears under it for Properties

Does it have a letter? I am checked there for... Disconnect, Auto insert
notification, & DMA.

(2) What shows in this Registry key...

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ex
plorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=hex:95,00,00,00
"CDRAutoRun"=hex:00,00,00,00

HOWEVER, if I may quote cquirke, (Blanton too)...
...........Quote.............
In registry, look for NoDriveTypeAutoRun
95 is default value, but *dangerous*; this autoruns HD too!
9D is better value, allows CD autorun, suppresses HD autorun
B5 disables CD autorun, enables HD autorun (bad)
BD disables CD autorun, disables HD autorun (better)
00 allows all devices to autorun (supremo bad)
FF allows no devices to autorun (supremo safe)
TwaekUI's Paranoi tab works through this setting
...........EOQ...............

Is there an "Autorun.inf" on the CD?


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:o 8hW1GagFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| My CD-ROM drive appears to be malfunctioning. The drive is obviously
| receiving power, and it is recognized by my computer. Yet, when I put
a CD
| in the drive, the computer continues as though I had not. What's up
with
| that?
|
| --
| Brandon Taylor
|
|
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Anonymous
July 5, 2005 11:46:46 PM

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Also...

http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/c.asp?fr=0&SD=GN... MSKB
Search "Autorun"; Windows 98; Full Text; produces two pages full,
including...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;312475&Product=w98
CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically After You Insert It into Your CD-ROM
or DVD-ROM Drive
(312475) - When you insert a CD-ROM that contains an Autorun.inf file
into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, the CD-ROM may not start
and run automatically as expected. Additionally, when you right-click
the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive in Windows Explorer or...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;177880&Product=w98
CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically When Inserted
(177880) - When you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, it may not be
run automatically.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;185552&Product=w98
CD-ROM Drive Icon Appears for a Hard Disk
(185552) - When you open My Computer, your hard disk icon may appear as
a CD-ROM icon. If you double-click (or right-click and then click Open)
the CD-ROM in My Computer, you may receive the following error message:
Cannot find autorun.exe.


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
news:%23ShcDpbgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| (1) What is set at...?...
|
| (a) "Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab"
| (b) Open the CD-ROM branch
| (c) D-Clk the CD-ROM device that appears under it for Properties
|
| Does it have a letter? I am checked there for... Disconnect, Auto
insert
| notification, & DMA.
|
| (2) What shows in this Registry key...
|
| REGEDIT4
|
|
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ex
| plorer]
| "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=hex:95,00,00,00
| "CDRAutoRun"=hex:00,00,00,00
|
| HOWEVER, if I may quote cquirke, (Blanton too)...
| ..........Quote.............
| In registry, look for NoDriveTypeAutoRun
| 95 is default value, but *dangerous*; this autoruns HD too!
| 9D is better value, allows CD autorun, suppresses HD autorun
| B5 disables CD autorun, enables HD autorun (bad)
| BD disables CD autorun, disables HD autorun (better)
| 00 allows all devices to autorun (supremo bad)
| FF allows no devices to autorun (supremo safe)
| TwaekUI's Paranoi tab works through this setting
| ..........EOQ...............
|
| Is there an "Autorun.inf" on the CD?
|
|
| --
| Thanks or Good Luck,
| There may be humor in this post, and,
| Naturally, you will not sue,
| should things get worse after this,
| PCR
| pcrrcp@netzero.net
| "Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
| news:o 8hW1GagFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| | My CD-ROM drive appears to be malfunctioning. The drive is
obviously
| | receiving power, and it is recognized by my computer. Yet, when I
put
| a CD
| | in the drive, the computer continues as though I had not. What's up
| with
| | that?
| |
| | --
| | Brandon Taylor
| |
| |
|
|
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 3:50:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

That's not the issue. Forgive me for a poor choice of words. I meant to
say that the CD-ROM drive responds as if I had not inserted a CD in the
drive, and tells Windows that the device is not ready, even though I do
insert a CD.

"PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
news:uFPCOvbgFHA.1468@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Also...
>
> http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/c.asp?fr=0&SD=GN... MSKB
> Search "Autorun"; Windows 98; Full Text; produces two pages full,
> including...
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;312475&Product=w98
> CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically After You Insert It into Your CD-ROM
> or DVD-ROM Drive
> (312475) - When you insert a CD-ROM that contains an Autorun.inf file
> into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, the CD-ROM may not start
> and run automatically as expected. Additionally, when you right-click
> the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive in Windows Explorer or...
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;177880&Product=w98
> CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically When Inserted
> (177880) - When you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, it may not be
> run automatically.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;185552&Product=w98
> CD-ROM Drive Icon Appears for a Hard Disk
> (185552) - When you open My Computer, your hard disk icon may appear as
> a CD-ROM icon. If you double-click (or right-click and then click Open)
> the CD-ROM in My Computer, you may receive the following error message:
> Cannot find autorun.exe.
>
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
> news:%23ShcDpbgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> | (1) What is set at...?...
> |
> | (a) "Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab"
> | (b) Open the CD-ROM branch
> | (c) D-Clk the CD-ROM device that appears under it for Properties
> |
> | Does it have a letter? I am checked there for... Disconnect, Auto
> insert
> | notification, & DMA.
> |
> | (2) What shows in this Registry key...
> |
> | REGEDIT4
> |
> |
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ex
> | plorer]
> | "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=hex:95,00,00,00
> | "CDRAutoRun"=hex:00,00,00,00
> |
> | HOWEVER, if I may quote cquirke, (Blanton too)...
> | ..........Quote.............
> | In registry, look for NoDriveTypeAutoRun
> | 95 is default value, but *dangerous*; this autoruns HD too!
> | 9D is better value, allows CD autorun, suppresses HD autorun
> | B5 disables CD autorun, enables HD autorun (bad)
> | BD disables CD autorun, disables HD autorun (better)
> | 00 allows all devices to autorun (supremo bad)
> | FF allows no devices to autorun (supremo safe)
> | TwaekUI's Paranoi tab works through this setting
> | ..........EOQ...............
> |
> | Is there an "Autorun.inf" on the CD?
> |
> |
> | --
> | Thanks or Good Luck,
> | There may be humor in this post, and,
> | Naturally, you will not sue,
> | should things get worse after this,
> | PCR
> | pcrrcp@netzero.net
> | "Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> | news:o 8hW1GagFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | | My CD-ROM drive appears to be malfunctioning. The drive is
> obviously
> | | receiving power, and it is recognized by my computer. Yet, when I
> put
> | a CD
> | | in the drive, the computer continues as though I had not. What's up
> | with
> | | that?
> | |
> | | --
> | | Brandon Taylor
> | |
> | |
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 6:27:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q237948
Troubleshoot CD-R_W

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=218617
Troubleshoot CD-ROM or DVD-ROM

I guess, a first try would be...

(1) Boot to Safe Mode. (Hold F5 as you boot, or hold CTRL for the
Startup Menu, & select Safe Mode from that.)
(2) "START, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab".
(3) Open the CD-ROM branch, by clicking it's plus sign.
(4) Highlight each drive in that branch, & click "Remove".
(Safe Mode may reveal the presence of a "ghost".)
(5) Close up, & boot to Normal Mode.

Hopefully Windows will find the correct drivers, & all will be well.

As cquirke once said, "Control Panel, System, Performance tab". Are you
in "compatibility" mode? Then, try his site...
http://cquirke.mvps.org/9x/doscompat.htm

Also...
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;130179&Product=w98
Troubleshooting MS-DOS Compatibility Mode on Hard Disks
(130179) - The Performance tab in System properties shows that one or
more of the hard disks in your computer is using MS-DOS Compatibility
mode. MS-DOS compatibility mode may be in use either for the file system
or for virtual memory. You may receive the...

Also...

To see whether the CD-ROM is physically functioning, it can be run
independently of Windows...

Get a Startup Diskette from
http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one from "Control
Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab". Test the Startup
Diskette. Boot it, put in a CD and "DIR" the CD. It will say which
letter is the CD. (Otherwise, it is likely one letter higher than
normal.) That is, "DIR X:", where "X:" is the CD-ROM letter.

If you cannot boot the Startup Diskette, you must be sent into BIOS. If
the CD-ROM does work in DOS after the Diskette has boot, it is likely
there is a problem with the Windows 32-bit drivers or settings.


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:%23ckRVPxgFHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| That's not the issue. Forgive me for a poor choice of words. I meant
to
| say that the CD-ROM drive responds as if I had not inserted a CD in
the
| drive, and tells Windows that the device is not ready, even though I
do
| insert a CD.
|
| "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
| news:uFPCOvbgFHA.1468@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > Also...
| >
| > http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/c.asp?fr=0&SD=GN...
MSKB
| > Search "Autorun"; Windows 98; Full Text; produces two pages full,
| > including...
| >
| >
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;312475&Product=w98
| > CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically After You Insert It into Your
CD-ROM
| > or DVD-ROM Drive
| > (312475) - When you insert a CD-ROM that contains an Autorun.inf
file
| > into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, the CD-ROM may not
start
| > and run automatically as expected. Additionally, when you
right-click
| > the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive in Windows Explorer or...
| >
| >
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;177880&Product=w98
| > CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically When Inserted
| > (177880) - When you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, it may
not be
| > run automatically.
| >
| >
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;185552&Product=w98
| > CD-ROM Drive Icon Appears for a Hard Disk
| > (185552) - When you open My Computer, your hard disk icon may appear
as
| > a CD-ROM icon. If you double-click (or right-click and then click
Open)
| > the CD-ROM in My Computer, you may receive the following error
message:
| > Cannot find autorun.exe.
| >
| >
| > --
| > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > should things get worse after this,
| > PCR
| > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
| > news:%23ShcDpbgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > | (1) What is set at...?...
| > |
| > | (a) "Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab"
| > | (b) Open the CD-ROM branch
| > | (c) D-Clk the CD-ROM device that appears under it for Properties
| > |
| > | Does it have a letter? I am checked there for... Disconnect, Auto
| > insert
| > | notification, & DMA.
| > |
| > | (2) What shows in this Registry key...
| > |
| > | REGEDIT4
| > |
| > |
| >
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ex
| > | plorer]
| > | "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=hex:95,00,00,00
| > | "CDRAutoRun"=hex:00,00,00,00
| > |
| > | HOWEVER, if I may quote cquirke, (Blanton too)...
| > | ..........Quote.............
| > | In registry, look for NoDriveTypeAutoRun
| > | 95 is default value, but *dangerous*; this autoruns HD too!
| > | 9D is better value, allows CD autorun, suppresses HD autorun
| > | B5 disables CD autorun, enables HD autorun (bad)
| > | BD disables CD autorun, disables HD autorun (better)
| > | 00 allows all devices to autorun (supremo bad)
| > | FF allows no devices to autorun (supremo safe)
| > | TwaekUI's Paranoi tab works through this setting
| > | ..........EOQ...............
| > |
| > | Is there an "Autorun.inf" on the CD?
| > |
| > |
| > | --
| > | Thanks or Good Luck,
| > | There may be humor in this post, and,
| > | Naturally, you will not sue,
| > | should things get worse after this,
| > | PCR
| > | pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > | "Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
| > | news:o 8hW1GagFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > | | My CD-ROM drive appears to be malfunctioning. The drive is
| > obviously
| > | | receiving power, and it is recognized by my computer. Yet, when
I
| > put
| > | a CD
| > | | in the drive, the computer continues as though I had not.
What's up
| > | with
| > | | that?
| > | |
| > | | --
| > | | Brandon Taylor
| > | |
| > | |
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 6:40:23 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

No good. I booted into a command prompt and inserted a CD. When I
attempted to access my CD-ROM drive, the command prompt responded with the
error message "Invalid drive specification."

"PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
news:ul37$FygFHA.2896@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q237948
> Troubleshoot CD-R_W
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=218617
> Troubleshoot CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
>
> I guess, a first try would be...
>
> (1) Boot to Safe Mode. (Hold F5 as you boot, or hold CTRL for the
> Startup Menu, & select Safe Mode from that.)
> (2) "START, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab".
> (3) Open the CD-ROM branch, by clicking it's plus sign.
> (4) Highlight each drive in that branch, & click "Remove".
> (Safe Mode may reveal the presence of a "ghost".)
> (5) Close up, & boot to Normal Mode.
>
> Hopefully Windows will find the correct drivers, & all will be well.
>
> As cquirke once said, "Control Panel, System, Performance tab". Are you
> in "compatibility" mode? Then, try his site...
> http://cquirke.mvps.org/9x/doscompat.htm
>
> Also...
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;130179&Product=w98
> Troubleshooting MS-DOS Compatibility Mode on Hard Disks
> (130179) - The Performance tab in System properties shows that one or
> more of the hard disks in your computer is using MS-DOS Compatibility
> mode. MS-DOS compatibility mode may be in use either for the file system
> or for virtual memory. You may receive the...
>
> Also...
>
> To see whether the CD-ROM is physically functioning, it can be run
> independently of Windows...
>
> Get a Startup Diskette from
> http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one from "Control
> Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab". Test the Startup
> Diskette. Boot it, put in a CD and "DIR" the CD. It will say which
> letter is the CD. (Otherwise, it is likely one letter higher than
> normal.) That is, "DIR X:", where "X:" is the CD-ROM letter.
>
> If you cannot boot the Startup Diskette, you must be sent into BIOS. If
> the CD-ROM does work in DOS after the Diskette has boot, it is likely
> there is a problem with the Windows 32-bit drivers or settings.
>
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%23ckRVPxgFHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | That's not the issue. Forgive me for a poor choice of words. I meant
> to
> | say that the CD-ROM drive responds as if I had not inserted a CD in
> the
> | drive, and tells Windows that the device is not ready, even though I
> do
> | insert a CD.
> |
> | "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
> | news:uFPCOvbgFHA.1468@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | > Also...
> | >
> | > http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/c.asp?fr=0&SD=GN...
> MSKB
> | > Search "Autorun"; Windows 98; Full Text; produces two pages full,
> | > including...
> | >
> | >
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;312475&Product=w98
> | > CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically After You Insert It into Your
> CD-ROM
> | > or DVD-ROM Drive
> | > (312475) - When you insert a CD-ROM that contains an Autorun.inf
> file
> | > into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, the CD-ROM may not
> start
> | > and run automatically as expected. Additionally, when you
> right-click
> | > the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive in Windows Explorer or...
> | >
> | >
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;177880&Product=w98
> | > CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically When Inserted
> | > (177880) - When you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, it may
> not be
> | > run automatically.
> | >
> | >
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;185552&Product=w98
> | > CD-ROM Drive Icon Appears for a Hard Disk
> | > (185552) - When you open My Computer, your hard disk icon may appear
> as
> | > a CD-ROM icon. If you double-click (or right-click and then click
> Open)
> | > the CD-ROM in My Computer, you may receive the following error
> message:
> | > Cannot find autorun.exe.
> | >
> | >
> | > --
> | > Thanks or Good Luck,
> | > There may be humor in this post, and,
> | > Naturally, you will not sue,
> | > should things get worse after this,
> | > PCR
> | > pcrrcp@netzero.net
> | > "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
> | > news:%23ShcDpbgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> | > | (1) What is set at...?...
> | > |
> | > | (a) "Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab"
> | > | (b) Open the CD-ROM branch
> | > | (c) D-Clk the CD-ROM device that appears under it for Properties
> | > |
> | > | Does it have a letter? I am checked there for... Disconnect, Auto
> | > insert
> | > | notification, & DMA.
> | > |
> | > | (2) What shows in this Registry key...
> | > |
> | > | REGEDIT4
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ex
> | > | plorer]
> | > | "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=hex:95,00,00,00
> | > | "CDRAutoRun"=hex:00,00,00,00
> | > |
> | > | HOWEVER, if I may quote cquirke, (Blanton too)...
> | > | ..........Quote.............
> | > | In registry, look for NoDriveTypeAutoRun
> | > | 95 is default value, but *dangerous*; this autoruns HD too!
> | > | 9D is better value, allows CD autorun, suppresses HD autorun
> | > | B5 disables CD autorun, enables HD autorun (bad)
> | > | BD disables CD autorun, disables HD autorun (better)
> | > | 00 allows all devices to autorun (supremo bad)
> | > | FF allows no devices to autorun (supremo safe)
> | > | TwaekUI's Paranoi tab works through this setting
> | > | ..........EOQ...............
> | > |
> | > | Is there an "Autorun.inf" on the CD?
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | --
> | > | Thanks or Good Luck,
> | > | There may be humor in this post, and,
> | > | Naturally, you will not sue,
> | > | should things get worse after this,
> | > | PCR
> | > | pcrrcp@netzero.net
> | > | "Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> | > | news:o 8hW1GagFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | > | | My CD-ROM drive appears to be malfunctioning. The drive is
> | > obviously
> | > | | receiving power, and it is recognized by my computer. Yet, when
> I
> | > put
> | > | a CD
> | > | | in the drive, the computer continues as though I had not.
> What's up
> | > | with
> | > | | that?
> | > | |
> | > | | --
> | > | | Brandon Taylor
> | > | |
> | > | |
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 3:48:11 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

C:\>dir X:
Invalid drive specification

That happens when you type an unassigned drive letter. Did you do this
after booting a Startup Diskette? What letter did it say the CD-ROM was?


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o yHZ6uygFHA.2444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| No good. I booted into a command prompt and inserted a CD. When I
| attempted to access my CD-ROM drive, the command prompt responded with
the
| error message "Invalid drive specification."
|
| "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
| news:ul37$FygFHA.2896@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
| > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q237948
| > Troubleshoot CD-R_W
| >
| > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=218617
| > Troubleshoot CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
| >
| > I guess, a first try would be...
| >
| > (1) Boot to Safe Mode. (Hold F5 as you boot, or hold CTRL for the
| > Startup Menu, & select Safe Mode from that.)
| > (2) "START, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab".
| > (3) Open the CD-ROM branch, by clicking it's plus sign.
| > (4) Highlight each drive in that branch, & click "Remove".
| > (Safe Mode may reveal the presence of a "ghost".)
| > (5) Close up, & boot to Normal Mode.
| >
| > Hopefully Windows will find the correct drivers, & all will be well.
| >
| > As cquirke once said, "Control Panel, System, Performance tab". Are
you
| > in "compatibility" mode? Then, try his site...
| > http://cquirke.mvps.org/9x/doscompat.htm
| >
| > Also...
| >
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;130179&Product=w98
| > Troubleshooting MS-DOS Compatibility Mode on Hard Disks
| > (130179) - The Performance tab in System properties shows that one
or
| > more of the hard disks in your computer is using MS-DOS
Compatibility
| > mode. MS-DOS compatibility mode may be in use either for the file
system
| > or for virtual memory. You may receive the...
| >
| > Also...
| >
| > To see whether the CD-ROM is physically functioning, it can be run
| > independently of Windows...
| >
| > Get a Startup Diskette from
| > http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one from
"Control
| > Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab". Test the Startup
| > Diskette. Boot it, put in a CD and "DIR" the CD. It will say which
| > letter is the CD. (Otherwise, it is likely one letter higher than
| > normal.) That is, "DIR X:", where "X:" is the CD-ROM letter.
| >
| > If you cannot boot the Startup Diskette, you must be sent into BIOS.
If
| > the CD-ROM does work in DOS after the Diskette has boot, it is
likely
| > there is a problem with the Windows 32-bit drivers or settings.
| >
| >
| > --
| > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > should things get worse after this,
| > PCR
| > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > "Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
| > news:%23ckRVPxgFHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| > | That's not the issue. Forgive me for a poor choice of words. I
meant
| > to
| > | say that the CD-ROM drive responds as if I had not inserted a CD
in
| > the
| > | drive, and tells Windows that the device is not ready, even though
I
| > do
| > | insert a CD.
| > |
| > | "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
| > | news:uFPCOvbgFHA.1468@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > | > Also...
| > | >
| > | > http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/c.asp?fr=0&SD=GN...
| > MSKB
| > | > Search "Autorun"; Windows 98; Full Text; produces two pages
full,
| > | > including...
| > | >
| > | >
| >
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;312475&Product=w98
| > | > CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically After You Insert It into Your
| > CD-ROM
| > | > or DVD-ROM Drive
| > | > (312475) - When you insert a CD-ROM that contains an Autorun.inf
| > file
| > | > into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, the CD-ROM may not
| > start
| > | > and run automatically as expected. Additionally, when you
| > right-click
| > | > the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive in Windows Explorer or...
| > | >
| > | >
| >
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;177880&Product=w98
| > | > CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically When Inserted
| > | > (177880) - When you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, it
may
| > not be
| > | > run automatically.
| > | >
| > | >
| >
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;185552&Product=w98
| > | > CD-ROM Drive Icon Appears for a Hard Disk
| > | > (185552) - When you open My Computer, your hard disk icon may
appear
| > as
| > | > a CD-ROM icon. If you double-click (or right-click and then
click
| > Open)
| > | > the CD-ROM in My Computer, you may receive the following error
| > message:
| > | > Cannot find autorun.exe.
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > | > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > | > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > | > should things get worse after this,
| > | > PCR
| > | > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > | > "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
| > | > news:%23ShcDpbgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > | > | (1) What is set at...?...
| > | > |
| > | > | (a) "Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab"
| > | > | (b) Open the CD-ROM branch
| > | > | (c) D-Clk the CD-ROM device that appears under it for
Properties
| > | > |
| > | > | Does it have a letter? I am checked there for... Disconnect,
Auto
| > | > insert
| > | > | notification, & DMA.
| > | > |
| > | > | (2) What shows in this Registry key...
| > | > |
| > | > | REGEDIT4
| > | > |
| > | > |
| > | >
| >
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ex
| > | > | plorer]
| > | > | "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=hex:95,00,00,00
| > | > | "CDRAutoRun"=hex:00,00,00,00
| > | > |
| > | > | HOWEVER, if I may quote cquirke, (Blanton too)...
| > | > | ..........Quote.............
| > | > | In registry, look for NoDriveTypeAutoRun
| > | > | 95 is default value, but *dangerous*; this autoruns HD too!
| > | > | 9D is better value, allows CD autorun, suppresses HD autorun
| > | > | B5 disables CD autorun, enables HD autorun (bad)
| > | > | BD disables CD autorun, disables HD autorun (better)
| > | > | 00 allows all devices to autorun (supremo bad)
| > | > | FF allows no devices to autorun (supremo safe)
| > | > | TwaekUI's Paranoi tab works through this setting
| > | > | ..........EOQ...............
| > | > |
| > | > | Is there an "Autorun.inf" on the CD?
| > | > |
| > | > |
| > | > | --
| > | > | Thanks or Good Luck,
| > | > | There may be humor in this post, and,
| > | > | Naturally, you will not sue,
| > | > | should things get worse after this,
| > | > | PCR
| > | > | pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > | > | "Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
| > | > | news:o 8hW1GagFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > | > | | My CD-ROM drive appears to be malfunctioning. The drive is
| > | > obviously
| > | > | | receiving power, and it is recognized by my computer. Yet,
when
| > I
| > | > put
| > | > | a CD
| > | > | | in the drive, the computer continues as though I had not.
| > What's up
| > | > | with
| > | > | | that?
| > | > | |
| > | > | | --
| > | > | | Brandon Taylor
| > | > | |
| > | > | |
| > | > |
| > | > |
| > | >
| > | >
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 10:28:11 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

I am unable to boot from a startup disk, because my floppy disk drive is
also not working. I did this after holding Ctrl to get into the Windows 98
startup menu and selecting the "Command Prompt Only" function.

"PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
news:%23JLhwR9gFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> C:\>dir X:
> Invalid drive specification
>
> That happens when you type an unassigned drive letter. Did you do this
> after booting a Startup Diskette? What letter did it say the CD-ROM was?
>
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o yHZ6uygFHA.2444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> | No good. I booted into a command prompt and inserted a CD. When I
> | attempted to access my CD-ROM drive, the command prompt responded with
> the
> | error message "Invalid drive specification."
> |
> | "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
> | news:ul37$FygFHA.2896@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> | > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q237948
> | > Troubleshoot CD-R_W
> | >
> | > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=218617
> | > Troubleshoot CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
> | >
> | > I guess, a first try would be...
> | >
> | > (1) Boot to Safe Mode. (Hold F5 as you boot, or hold CTRL for the
> | > Startup Menu, & select Safe Mode from that.)
> | > (2) "START, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab".
> | > (3) Open the CD-ROM branch, by clicking it's plus sign.
> | > (4) Highlight each drive in that branch, & click "Remove".
> | > (Safe Mode may reveal the presence of a "ghost".)
> | > (5) Close up, & boot to Normal Mode.
> | >
> | > Hopefully Windows will find the correct drivers, & all will be well.
> | >
> | > As cquirke once said, "Control Panel, System, Performance tab". Are
> you
> | > in "compatibility" mode? Then, try his site...
> | > http://cquirke.mvps.org/9x/doscompat.htm
> | >
> | > Also...
> | >
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;130179&Product=w98
> | > Troubleshooting MS-DOS Compatibility Mode on Hard Disks
> | > (130179) - The Performance tab in System properties shows that one
> or
> | > more of the hard disks in your computer is using MS-DOS
> Compatibility
> | > mode. MS-DOS compatibility mode may be in use either for the file
> system
> | > or for virtual memory. You may receive the...
> | >
> | > Also...
> | >
> | > To see whether the CD-ROM is physically functioning, it can be run
> | > independently of Windows...
> | >
> | > Get a Startup Diskette from
> | > http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one from
> "Control
> | > Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab". Test the Startup
> | > Diskette. Boot it, put in a CD and "DIR" the CD. It will say which
> | > letter is the CD. (Otherwise, it is likely one letter higher than
> | > normal.) That is, "DIR X:", where "X:" is the CD-ROM letter.
> | >
> | > If you cannot boot the Startup Diskette, you must be sent into BIOS.
> If
> | > the CD-ROM does work in DOS after the Diskette has boot, it is
> likely
> | > there is a problem with the Windows 32-bit drivers or settings.
> | >
> | >
> | > --
> | > Thanks or Good Luck,
> | > There may be humor in this post, and,
> | > Naturally, you will not sue,
> | > should things get worse after this,
> | > PCR
> | > pcrrcp@netzero.net
> | > "Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> | > news:%23ckRVPxgFHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | > | That's not the issue. Forgive me for a poor choice of words. I
> meant
> | > to
> | > | say that the CD-ROM drive responds as if I had not inserted a CD
> in
> | > the
> | > | drive, and tells Windows that the device is not ready, even though
> I
> | > do
> | > | insert a CD.
> | > |
> | > | "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
> | > | news:uFPCOvbgFHA.1468@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | > | > Also...
> | > | >
> | > | > http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/c.asp?fr=0&SD=GN...
> | > MSKB
> | > | > Search "Autorun"; Windows 98; Full Text; produces two pages
> full,
> | > | > including...
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | >
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;312475&Product=w98
> | > | > CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically After You Insert It into Your
> | > CD-ROM
> | > | > or DVD-ROM Drive
> | > | > (312475) - When you insert a CD-ROM that contains an Autorun.inf
> | > file
> | > | > into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, the CD-ROM may not
> | > start
> | > | > and run automatically as expected. Additionally, when you
> | > right-click
> | > | > the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive in Windows Explorer or...
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | >
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;177880&Product=w98
> | > | > CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically When Inserted
> | > | > (177880) - When you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, it
> may
> | > not be
> | > | > run automatically.
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | >
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;185552&Product=w98
> | > | > CD-ROM Drive Icon Appears for a Hard Disk
> | > | > (185552) - When you open My Computer, your hard disk icon may
> appear
> | > as
> | > | > a CD-ROM icon. If you double-click (or right-click and then
> click
> | > Open)
> | > | > the CD-ROM in My Computer, you may receive the following error
> | > message:
> | > | > Cannot find autorun.exe.
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > | > --
> | > | > Thanks or Good Luck,
> | > | > There may be humor in this post, and,
> | > | > Naturally, you will not sue,
> | > | > should things get worse after this,
> | > | > PCR
> | > | > pcrrcp@netzero.net
> | > | > "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
> | > | > news:%23ShcDpbgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> | > | > | (1) What is set at...?...
> | > | > |
> | > | > | (a) "Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab"
> | > | > | (b) Open the CD-ROM branch
> | > | > | (c) D-Clk the CD-ROM device that appears under it for
> Properties
> | > | > |
> | > | > | Does it have a letter? I am checked there for... Disconnect,
> Auto
> | > | > insert
> | > | > | notification, & DMA.
> | > | > |
> | > | > | (2) What shows in this Registry key...
> | > | > |
> | > | > | REGEDIT4
> | > | > |
> | > | > |
> | > | >
> | >
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ex
> | > | > | plorer]
> | > | > | "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=hex:95,00,00,00
> | > | > | "CDRAutoRun"=hex:00,00,00,00
> | > | > |
> | > | > | HOWEVER, if I may quote cquirke, (Blanton too)...
> | > | > | ..........Quote.............
> | > | > | In registry, look for NoDriveTypeAutoRun
> | > | > | 95 is default value, but *dangerous*; this autoruns HD too!
> | > | > | 9D is better value, allows CD autorun, suppresses HD autorun
> | > | > | B5 disables CD autorun, enables HD autorun (bad)
> | > | > | BD disables CD autorun, disables HD autorun (better)
> | > | > | 00 allows all devices to autorun (supremo bad)
> | > | > | FF allows no devices to autorun (supremo safe)
> | > | > | TwaekUI's Paranoi tab works through this setting
> | > | > | ..........EOQ...............
> | > | > |
> | > | > | Is there an "Autorun.inf" on the CD?
> | > | > |
> | > | > |
> | > | > | --
> | > | > | Thanks or Good Luck,
> | > | > | There may be humor in this post, and,
> | > | > | Naturally, you will not sue,
> | > | > | should things get worse after this,
> | > | > | PCR
> | > | > | pcrrcp@netzero.net
> | > | > | "Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> | > | > | news:o 8hW1GagFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | > | > | | My CD-ROM drive appears to be malfunctioning. The drive is
> | > | > obviously
> | > | > | | receiving power, and it is recognized by my computer. Yet,
> when
> | > I
> | > | > put
> | > | > | a CD
> | > | > | | in the drive, the computer continues as though I had not.
> | > What's up
> | > | > | with
> | > | > | | that?
> | > | > | |
> | > | > | | --
> | > | > | | Brandon Taylor
> | > | > | |
> | > | > | |
> | > | > |
> | > | > |
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 12:08:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Your floppy is not working?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/131690/EN-US/
Troubleshooting Floppy Disk Drive Problems in Windows

Or is it just not booting the Startup Diskette? Then, enter BIOS & have
it boot the floppy above the hard drive.

For DOS to access the CD-ROM, you need lines in Config.sys &
Autoexec.bat. Something like...

....Config.sys...
DEVICE=C:\Windows\HIMEM.sys /V
DEVICE=C:\Windows\EMM386.exe NOEMS V
DOS=HIGH,UMB,AUTO
DEVICEHIGH=C:\Windows\System\CPQIDECD.sys /D:IDECD001

.....Autoexec.bat...
LoadHigh C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE /D:IDECD001 /M:12

Can you get them in there?

(a) "START, Run, SysEdit", & post them.
(b) "START, Find, F/F, CPQIDECD.sys"
Do you have it?
(c) "START, Find, F/F, OakCDRom.sys"
May be an alternative.


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ebzJ4SBhFHA.2644@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
| I am unable to boot from a startup disk, because my floppy disk drive
is
| also not working. I did this after holding Ctrl to get into the
Windows 98
| startup menu and selecting the "Command Prompt Only" function.
|
| "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
| news:%23JLhwR9gFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > C:\>dir X:
| > Invalid drive specification
| >
| > That happens when you type an unassigned drive letter. Did you do
this
| > after booting a Startup Diskette? What letter did it say the CD-ROM
was?
| >
| >
| > --
| > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > should things get worse after this,
| > PCR
| > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > "Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> wrote in message
| > news:o yHZ6uygFHA.2444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| > | No good. I booted into a command prompt and inserted a CD. When
I
| > | attempted to access my CD-ROM drive, the command prompt responded
with
| > the
| > | error message "Invalid drive specification."
| > |
| > | "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
| > | news:ul37$FygFHA.2896@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
| > | > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q237948
| > | > Troubleshoot CD-R_W
| > | >
| > | > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=218617
| > | > Troubleshoot CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
| > | >
| > | > I guess, a first try would be...
| > | >
| > | > (1) Boot to Safe Mode. (Hold F5 as you boot, or hold CTRL for
the
| > | > Startup Menu, & select Safe Mode from that.)
| > | > (2) "START, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager
tab".
| > | > (3) Open the CD-ROM branch, by clicking it's plus sign.
| > | > (4) Highlight each drive in that branch, & click "Remove".
| > | > (Safe Mode may reveal the presence of a "ghost".)
| > | > (5) Close up, & boot to Normal Mode.
| > | >
| > | > Hopefully Windows will find the correct drivers, & all will be
well.
| > | >
| > | > As cquirke once said, "Control Panel, System, Performance tab".
Are
| > you
| > | > in "compatibility" mode? Then, try his site...
| > | > http://cquirke.mvps.org/9x/doscompat.htm
| > | >
| > | > Also...
| > | >
| >
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;130179&Product=w98
| > | > Troubleshooting MS-DOS Compatibility Mode on Hard Disks
| > | > (130179) - The Performance tab in System properties shows that
one
| > or
| > | > more of the hard disks in your computer is using MS-DOS
| > Compatibility
| > | > mode. MS-DOS compatibility mode may be in use either for the
file
| > system
| > | > or for virtual memory. You may receive the...
| > | >
| > | > Also...
| > | >
| > | > To see whether the CD-ROM is physically functioning, it can be
run
| > | > independently of Windows...
| > | >
| > | > Get a Startup Diskette from
| > | > http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one from
| > "Control
| > | > Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab". Test the Startup
| > | > Diskette. Boot it, put in a CD and "DIR" the CD. It will say
which
| > | > letter is the CD. (Otherwise, it is likely one letter higher
than
| > | > normal.) That is, "DIR X:", where "X:" is the CD-ROM letter.
| > | >
| > | > If you cannot boot the Startup Diskette, you must be sent into
BIOS.
| > If
| > | > the CD-ROM does work in DOS after the Diskette has boot, it is
| > likely
| > | > there is a problem with the Windows 32-bit drivers or settings.
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > | > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > | > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > | > should things get worse after this,
| > | > PCR
| > | > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > | > "Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
| > | > news:%23ckRVPxgFHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| > | > | That's not the issue. Forgive me for a poor choice of words.
I
| > meant
| > | > to
| > | > | say that the CD-ROM drive responds as if I had not inserted a
CD
| > in
| > | > the
| > | > | drive, and tells Windows that the device is not ready, even
though
| > I
| > | > do
| > | > | insert a CD.
| > | > |
| > | > | "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
| > | > | news:uFPCOvbgFHA.1468@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > | > | > Also...
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/c.asp?fr=0&SD=GN...
| > | > MSKB
| > | > | > Search "Autorun"; Windows 98; Full Text; produces two pages
| > full,
| > | > | > including...
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | >
| >
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;312475&Product=w98
| > | > | > CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically After You Insert It into
Your
| > | > CD-ROM
| > | > | > or DVD-ROM Drive
| > | > | > (312475) - When you insert a CD-ROM that contains an
Autorun.inf
| > | > file
| > | > | > into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, the CD-ROM may
not
| > | > start
| > | > | > and run automatically as expected. Additionally, when you
| > | > right-click
| > | > | > the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive in Windows Explorer or...
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | >
| >
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;177880&Product=w98
| > | > | > CD-ROM Does Not Run Automatically When Inserted
| > | > | > (177880) - When you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive,
it
| > may
| > | > not be
| > | > | > run automatically.
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | >
| >
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;185552&Product=w98
| > | > | > CD-ROM Drive Icon Appears for a Hard Disk
| > | > | > (185552) - When you open My Computer, your hard disk icon
may
| > appear
| > | > as
| > | > | > a CD-ROM icon. If you double-click (or right-click and then
| > click
| > | > Open)
| > | > | > the CD-ROM in My Computer, you may receive the following
error
| > | > message:
| > | > | > Cannot find autorun.exe.
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | > | > --
| > | > | > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > | > | > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > | > | > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > | > | > should things get worse after this,
| > | > | > PCR
| > | > | > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > | > | > "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
| > | > | > news:%23ShcDpbgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > | > | > | (1) What is set at...?...
| > | > | > |
| > | > | > | (a) "Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab"
| > | > | > | (b) Open the CD-ROM branch
| > | > | > | (c) D-Clk the CD-ROM device that appears under it for
| > Properties
| > | > | > |
| > | > | > | Does it have a letter? I am checked there for...
Disconnect,
| > Auto
| > | > | > insert
| > | > | > | notification, & DMA.
| > | > | > |
| > | > | > | (2) What shows in this Registry key...
| > | > | > |
| > | > | > | REGEDIT4
| > | > | > |
| > | > | > |
| > | > | >
| > | >
| >
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ex
| > | > | > | plorer]
| > | > | > | "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=hex:95,00,00,00
| > | > | > | "CDRAutoRun"=hex:00,00,00,00
| > | > | > |
| > | > | > | HOWEVER, if I may quote cquirke, (Blanton too)...
| > | > | > | ..........Quote.............
| > | > | > | In registry, look for NoDriveTypeAutoRun
| > | > | > | 95 is default value, but *dangerous*; this autoruns HD
too!
| > | > | > | 9D is better value, allows CD autorun, suppresses HD
autorun
| > | > | > | B5 disables CD autorun, enables HD autorun (bad)
| > | > | > | BD disables CD autorun, disables HD autorun (better)
| > | > | > | 00 allows all devices to autorun (supremo bad)
| > | > | > | FF allows no devices to autorun (supremo safe)
| > | > | > | TwaekUI's Paranoi tab works through this setting
| > | > | > | ..........EOQ...............
| > | > | > |
| > | > | > | Is there an "Autorun.inf" on the CD?
| > | > | > |
| > | > | > |
| > | > | > | --
| > | > | > | Thanks or Good Luck,
| > | > | > | There may be humor in this post, and,
| > | > | > | Naturally, you will not sue,
| > | > | > | should things get worse after this,
| > | > | > | PCR
| > | > | > | pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > | > | > | "Brandon Taylor" <donnie126_2002@yahoo.com> wrote in
message
| > | > | > | news:o 8hW1GagFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > | > | > | | My CD-ROM drive appears to be malfunctioning. The drive
is
| > | > | > obviously
| > | > | > | | receiving power, and it is recognized by my computer.
Yet,
| > when
| > | > I
| > | > | > put
| > | > | > | a CD
| > | > | > | | in the drive, the computer continues as though I had
not.
| > | > What's up
| > | > | > | with
| > | > | > | | that?
| > | > | > | |
| > | > | > | | --
| > | > | > | | Brandon Taylor
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