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Error Msg: x:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready.
amoktime Dec-26-01 05:50 AM
Running Win 98. CD ROM will not read any type of CD. Drive letter appears in Windows Explorer. Device manager shows no conflicts. It really seems the device works just fine, but will not spool up to read a disk. Sound familiar to anyone?
-Amok

1. RE: Error Msg: x:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready.
lbyard Dec-26-01 08:04 PM
In response to message 0
I don't see how you reached the conclusion that the device is working fine when it isn't. Sounds like a loose cable of bad drive to me. I would test the drive and cable on another computer. Larry

2. RE: Error Msg: x:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready.
shantigohil Jan-26-02 08:33 AM
In response to message 0
Amok,
I have the same problem with the same error message.have you sorted yours out now cause if you have can you please tell me what you did.
Thanks my E-mail address is shanti.gohil@ntlworld.com
Thanks for your time.

Shanti


3. RE: Error Msg: x:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready.
lbyard Jan-26-02 09:00 PM
In response to message 2
Did you click Retry? Larry

4. RE: Error Msg: x:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready.
shantigohil Jan-27-02 09:56 AM
In response to message 3
Larry,
Yes I did click "re-entry" but that reentry diologue box keeps coming back.

Thanks

shanti


5. RE: Error Msg: x:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready.
lbyard Jan-28-02 05:34 PM
In response to message 4
Try another CD. Look from pronunced scratches on the CD. Larry

6. RE: Error Msg: x:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready.
shantigohil Jan-29-02 04:50 PM
In response to message 5
After installing physically another CDrom Drive, I switched on the computer,checked in Device Manager the Cd rom was listed with correct name and model in CDrom line.
When I opened My computer my cdrom was NOt to be found.
I put a CD in the drive and I get a message saying "drive not accessible".
checked all cabling,as it is a Master drive on an IDE channel on its own there not be any problems. But I tried a lot but no joy.
Can some one help me. please.

thanks
shanti

Operating system Windows 98


8. RE: Error Msg: x:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready.
lbyard Jan-29-02 05:04 PM
In response to message 6
If the computer were in my shop I would:
1. Substitute a shop CD-ROM to verify that the computer is or is not working OK.
2. If the shop CD-ROM did not work, I would try another cable.
3. If the shop CD-ROM drive and cable work Ok, I would try the CD-ROM drive in question in another computer.
Larry

9. RE: Error Msg: x:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready.
shantigohil Feb-08-02 07:25 PM
In response to message 8
Ibyard,
thanks<i have sorted the Prob. now. I had to load ATAPI device driver as I was using a newer CDRom.It reconised the CDRom straight away.And everythings working fine

Thanks again

shanti


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