Win98 not detecting CD-Rom


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Pearlf

This is probably not the best NG to raise this question, but the people here
seem to be quite helpful.

The PC under discussion is pulling on five years old, but has been working
fine otherwise. When I booted up a few days ago, Win98 (not SE) wouldn't
detect the CD-Rom anymore. Removed the hardware profile and reinstalled but
still didn't work. Booted with a startup disk and CD-Rom worked fine. So...
the problem is isolated to Windows.

Hadn't done anything particular to incur this change.

Any ideas?

Pearlf
 
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Patch

Pearlf said:
This is probably not the best NG to raise this question, but the people here
seem to be quite helpful.

The PC under discussion is pulling on five years old, but has been working
fine otherwise. When I booted up a few days ago, Win98 (not SE) wouldn't
detect the CD-Rom anymore. Removed the hardware profile and reinstalled but
still didn't work. Booted with a startup disk and CD-Rom worked fine. So...
the problem is isolated to Windows.

Hadn't done anything particular to incur this change.

Any ideas?

Pearlf
Have you gone into Device Manager & deleted the CD-Rom, restarted Windows to
see if it finds new hardware? If it doesn't find it, try going to Control
Panel\add new hardware & let it auto-detect.
 
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DaveW

Sounds like the CD-ROM Windows driver on your harddrive is corrupted. At
worst you may have to reinstall Windows if you can't just have Windows
detect new hardware. You might try detaching the ribbon cable from the
CD-ROM, restart Windows so it sees the CD gone, then reattach the ribbon
cable and restart Windows so it hopefully sees the new hardware (the CD) and
installs the proper driver.
 
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x5

This is probably not the best NG to raise this question, but the people here
seem to be quite helpful.

The PC under discussion is pulling on five years old, but has been working
fine otherwise. When I booted up a few days ago, Win98 (not SE) wouldn't
detect the CD-Rom anymore. Removed the hardware profile and reinstalled but
still didn't work. Booted with a startup disk and CD-Rom worked fine. So...
the problem is isolated to Windows.

Hadn't done anything particular to incur this change.

Any ideas?

Pearlf
check your CONFIG.SYS to see if these lines are there

lastdrive=z
DEVICE=C:\SAMSUNG\SSCDROM.SYS /D:SSCD000 /v

adjust the last line to suit your system
 
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Mad Ad

I used to get this problem with w98 too - I upgraded to 98SE and the problem
went away.
 
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