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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:59 pm     Post subject: CD-Rom Problem Reply with quote

My CD-rom In my Laptop is not loading right what is the Problem can you guys help me out here..
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:33 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you give us some details about the problem?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:20 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it an old CD? If so it might have been scratched to buggery.

A symptom of scratching would be if it got to a certain point then stopped suddenly (eg in a movie or failing to install at the same place all the time).

If it is the drive itself that is broken check the connections. I have had an external CD drive on a laptop: it connected to the PC card and always came loose.

Besides that you might want to give more information. We are computer geeks, not mind readers Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:57 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Dosser wrote:
Is it an old CD? If so it might have been scratched to buggery.

A symptom of scratching would be if it got to a certain point then stopped suddenly (eg in a movie or failing to install at the same place all the time).

If it is the drive itself that is broken check the connections. I have had an external CD drive on a laptop: it connected to the PC card and always came loose.

Besides that you might want to give more information. We are computer geeks, not mind readers Shit-Eating Grin


The Cd-rom read R:\ Is not accessible And the Device is not Ready And the Laptop was use by a other person on Ebay I get from so can you guys help here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:50 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

First: put a CD in from what you are 100% sure it is ok , NOT a CD-R /CD-RW ! may be a original music CD.....
Give it some time....
Does it spin up ?
Leds working on the drive ?
Is it CD read only or CD R/RW ?
When you boot up, does it shows a error message ? ( drive not ready-not accessible.....whatever...)

If you still have that error, check ( if possible) the cables.
What is the OS? SYSSpecs ?
Drive R ? bit high for a laptop.
When you open it, is it dirty? (dust?) or clean ?
details...details....how more details ....how..... yes.

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Remember now your other topic, is this the one you bought for 20 $ ?
Even with a cripple CD drive - (if the laptop itself works) - you have a nice cheap toy there.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:37 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

1.It is a original CD-rom in the Laptop it does not have CD-R /CD-RW and the Cd is the I am turning to reinstall Windows 95.

2. It does spin around.

3.Leds working on the drive I do not none

4.Is it CD read only or CD R/RW it is a Origianl CD i am trying to work

5.When you boot up, does it shows a error message no it does not Show a Error Message When i click on the R: it reads R:\ Is not accessible And the Device is not Ready

6.What is the OS Operation system is Windows 95


and the Device is Matshita and the Model is UJUDCD6731 if that can help you
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:23 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a dos bootflop with cd-drivers ?
If yes try that one out.
And see if you can access your CD drive through dos for starters.
It will give you an indication that your cd drive is ok or not.

You can make a dos bootflop in W95 via the control panel.

And if your cd drive is fried, install plain msdos , you can find it on internet.
The best solution for dosgames anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:56 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

dosraider wrote:
Do you have a dos bootflop with cd-drivers ?
If yes try that one out.
And see if you can access your CD drive through dos for starters.
It will give you an indication that your cd drive is ok or not.

You can make a dos bootflop in W95 via the control panel.

And if your cd drive is fried, install plain msdos , you can find it on internet.
The best solution for dosgames anyway.


Is Bootflop is that a Program I am new to a laptop computer I just want to tell you.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:44 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Bootflop = Bootable dos (or other) diskette.
Contains all needed files to boot your laptop / pc .....


PS:SpaceFans, please stop clicking on the quote button when you don't want to highlight some part of the previous message, it is irritant and useless.THX.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:50 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

My laptop is found the CD-rom is not found dosraider
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:14 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Patience dosraider, patience.......
SpaceFans, I believe you when you tell me your laptop is found.
What I try to do here is eliminate a bad W95 installation / driver / whatever.
If you use a good dos boot diskette( WITH CD DRIVERS ! ) and you can access the CD drive through it you will know it is not the hardware that has a failure.
No need to temper around in your hardware/bios if it is OK.
And with a good bootflop you know that in about 1 minute.
Do you understand ?

PS: If you don't know/ have or whatever a bootflop ask someone with W95 or W98 to make one for you. A W98(SE) bootflop will also work on your laptop.
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http://www.bootdisk.com/
Al you can wish about bootdisks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:35 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

dosraider I just take the Cd-rom apart and it is ok what the problem then But want I put it back in the Something says When I click on the R:\ it reads R:\ Is not accessible And the Device is not Ready what is the problem with that.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:30 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

dosraider wrote:
Do you understand ?


No answer needed.
Get help on the spot Space Fans, this is useless.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:28 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

SpaceFans i can read what ur saying in brief but when i put it all together it doesnt really make sense. no offense to ur english Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:08 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, I thought the same thing wade. But he was aggitated about his cd-rom not working, all he had to do was turn off the laptop change the device from a cd-rom drive to a floppy drive insert a bootable start up disk turn on latop and copy files to c:\
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