cd rom drive / win 98

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it was working, but now disapeared (?)
and now it's not detected by the win 98
could anybody help me ?

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

    Check BIOS to be sure that BIOS is detecting the drive. If not, the
    drive is either dead or has become disconnected.

    --
    Gary S. Terhune
    MS MVP Shell/User
    http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
    http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

    "DURANDURAN" <DURANDURAN@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:39717FCA-9811-4A60-9E4E-0B7C2A47C26B@microsoft.com...
    > it was working, but now disapeared (?)
    > and now it's not detected by the win 98
    > could anybody help me ?
    >
    > Many thanks.
  2. 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
    "DURANDURAN" <DURANDURAN@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:39717FCA-9811-4A60-9E4E-0B7C2A47C26B@microsoft.com...
    | it was working, but now disapeared (?)
    | and now it's not detected by the win 98
    | could anybody help me ?
    |
    | Many thanks.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    and also, i would suggest supplying quite a few more
    details regarding your problem. (lots more)

    ...Rex..
    "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
    news:uxvDdfCjFHA.3148@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
    > "DURANDURAN" <DURANDURAN@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:39717FCA-9811-4A60-9E4E-0B7C2A47C26B@microsoft.com...
    > | it was working, but now disapeared (?)
    > | and now it's not detected by the win 98
    > | could anybody help me ?
    > |
    > | Many thanks.
    >
    >
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