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Old 01-29-03, 03:24 PM
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CD drive and CD-R/RW drive help

Hopefully somebody should be able to help me with this problem.

My cd-rom drive is designated as the D drive and my cd-r/rw drive is designated as the E drive.

On the task bar, there is an icon for Adaptec Direct cd Wizard which I use to make audio/video cds, etc.

Now on the task bar, that icon is "X'd" out, and if i go into my computer, there is no record of a D or E drive, the A drive and C drive show up fine

If i put a cd in either drive, it just wont read it at all, and if I double click the the icon on the task bar, it will come up asking me if I want to make a cd but it says "no supported cd-r/cd-rw drive"

I have had both for a little over 3 years now and have always worked fine, untill about 6-8 months ago, where it would be a 50% chance that it would work fine (ex. Once I booted up and it wasnt working, I just rebooted and sometimes it would work as it should) but now for the last few months it is always disabled.

Any ideas??

CD drive is Acer 50x
CD-R/CD-RW is Iomega zip cd (4x4x24 i think, dont laugh)
Win 98
PII 300
128mb ram
4 gig HD
Old 01-29-03, 03:47 PM
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I have a similar problem myself, I installed a new memorex 52x24x52x CDRW on windows 98 and now the drive is not recognized. I think my problem is two fold: One the driver did not properly install and two I did not install the nero software that came with the burner.

Did you change software recently? If not did and you reload the driver? Might try those two things. Also if you cracked the case and worked inside you may want to verify the cables are intact and didn't get damaged.
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Did you change software recently? If not did and you reload the driver? Might try those two things. Also if you cracked the case and worked inside you may want to verify the cables are intact and didn't get damaged.
I never changed any software at all, there was a period of time where I never used either at all for a few months, then one day just turned on and it showed up.

I cant install software obviously without the cd since it wont read, and would i be able to d/l the drivers somewheres??

I took the casing off of my computer and evertyhing looked fine to the best of my knowledge, i took out each cable and plugged them back in making sure they were not loose, but alas, I still have the problem
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I don't know how good the acer or iomega sites are but they may have the drivers online. Another option might be bring the CDs to work with the drivers and put em on a floppy or email them to yourself.

The acer/iomege site should also have trouble shooting help online as well. I'm no expert on these things and am having odd troubles myself. Hopefully someone else will chime in and offer some soultions...

Good luck,
Jeff

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