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matt543 07-01-2007 03:30 PM

D drive not reading?
 
my D drive which is a cd-rw drive is not reading when i put a disk in it or when i open up windows explorer to look at it, i have no idea whats wrong with it.
i use windows xp sp 2 home edition

Thanks,
Matt

saltynay 07-01-2007 03:35 PM

Re: D drive not reading?
 
how old is the drive?
how much do you use it??
have you added any drivers or installed any hardware recently?

matt543 07-01-2007 03:38 PM

Re: D drive not reading?
 
i mostly use it to play games, so its used often
i havent installed any hardware
and there are no drivers that i have installed today, it was working yesterday.

the drive came with the computer and the computer is about 2 years old

saltynay 07-01-2007 03:40 PM

Re: D drive not reading?
 
what brand is the drive??? and what brand is the pc??? if its a dell I am not surprised if the drive has conked out

matt543 07-01-2007 03:41 PM

Re: D drive not reading?
 
drive came with the dell.. pos

saltynay 07-01-2007 03:43 PM

Re: D drive not reading?
 
dell use cheap low-quality hardware too maximise profits. the laser has probably died so you need to buy a new drive. They are only about £20 or $30USD where do you live??

matt543 07-01-2007 03:45 PM

Re: D drive not reading?
 
heh i live in jersey, o well looks like theres more hardware to replace, i already replaced 2hds, the memory, video card, and the power supply

never going to buy a dell again.

btw thanks for the help, appreciate it.

saltynay 07-01-2007 03:49 PM

Re: D drive not reading?
 
sounds like it would of been cheaper for you to of built by yourself it normally is anyway. my gaming rig cost me £1600 on dell the same computer with all the stupid extras was £3400

matt543 07-01-2007 03:51 PM

Re: D drive not reading?
 
heh my next computer is gonna be a mac book pro, i use them in school and they kick the sh** out of windows.

saltynay 07-01-2007 03:54 PM

Re: D drive not reading?
 
linu is much better and you can use mac all beat illegally on a home built pc with standard compenents


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