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Problems with CD drive / E: drive

cipollini

FPCH New Member
Joined
May 15, 2008
Messages
2
#1
Hi,

This is my first post, so apologies for any glaring errors


The E: drive of my old PC has started to play up. Specifically, I have begun to have errors when burning CDs. Sometimes I can fill the CD with data, and problems occur during the eject phase, when the PC freezes, and sometimes the drive will not even burn images / date to a CD.

I uninstalled & reinstalled the CD burninng software (Roxio ECDC / Direct CD 5), but this has not changed the situation.

Also the E: drive now cannot install the CD burn software, although the D: drive (CDRW) can.

I would be grateful for any help.

Rob.
 
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Wolfeymole

#2
Hi Rob

Welcome to FPCH

Seeing as you posted this issue in the Windows 98 etc forum can I ask if the drives in question are running on a 98 machine and exactly how old these drives are please?
 

cipollini

FPCH New Member
Joined
May 15, 2008
Messages
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#3
Hi,

The operating system is ME. The drive is the original one which came in the PC, which I guess I bought around 6 years ago.

Everything was fine last week, and then I started having the problem where the CD burning process would error during the final stages. Then I did the uninstall / reinstall.

Seems to be getting worse, as in last 2 days it won't even format a blank CD.
 
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Wolfeymole

#4
To be brutally frank Rob the drives had it mate, you've been lucky to get 6 years out of it.
If the D: drive is the same age then that won't have long to go either.

In fact, if the whole system is that age then I seriously recommend getting a new setup.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings. :(
 

samuria

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Joined
Jun 30, 2009
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Location
Crewe UK
PC Experience
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Operating System
Windows XP - Professional
#5
To be brutally frank Rob the drives had it mate, you've been lucky to get 6 years out of it.
If the D: drive is the same age then that won't have long to go either.

In fact, if the whole system is that age then I seriously recommend getting a new setup.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings. :(

Check your drive c for errors as if its crashed doing a cd it may corrupt the c drive. Its worth just running scandisk to ensure that there are no problems. A cd cleaner may help with that age of cd