Solved CD/DVD ROM Drive problems

September 19, 2014 at 18:01:38
Specs: Windows 98
I'm trying to access Toshiba CD-ROM drive to put files onto a 3.5 floppy diskette to fix another computer,the system sees the drive and says it's working properly,but I still get message CD drive not ready;not accessible. the computer also has a Creative CD-RW RW4224E drive same thing.
I'm on an HP W7 computer cause the one with the problem not currently set to get online.

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#1
September 19, 2014 at 20:31:33
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You have an old toshiba with 98 on it with two optical drives while the HP has 7 on it and it's the one you're trying to fix?

Do other disks work OK in either drive or are none seen? If others are OK the disk is the likely problem. If not, do any problems with the drives show in device manager? Also check that the data cable is in good condition and tightly connected. You might disconnect one and try each separately.

It's also quite possible that any drive on a computer old enough to be running 98 is simply worn out.


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#2
September 20, 2014 at 14:02:58
Really, I'm going to try to load an external DVD/CD drive,but have to load the install disc info onto a flash-drive hope the computer excepts it,then I can load what I need onto the 3.5 floppy to fix my dell(try to)

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#3
September 20, 2014 at 14:20:44
Oh, the Dell is the one with the problem. I'm not sure how your systems are set up but it'll probably be easier for 98 to see the flash drive than an external writer. Can't you just copy what you need to the flash drive and transfer it that way instead of writing to a cd/dvd?

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#4
September 20, 2014 at 19:23:28
I'm trying to put specific file onto a 3.5 floppy that may help re-install a missing or corrupt file preventing it(the Dell) from fully booting up,but to do so,my good PC that I'm on now,doesn't have the 3.5 floppy drive,so I have to either get a 3.5 floppy external for this computer or get a new CD/DVD drive for the W98 computer(my dad's old one he gave to my sister awhile back). Debating on moving wireless internet to W98 to up date it,or just get the external drive for this computer.The W98 PC was a empty case to build own computer which my Dad did.

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#5
September 20, 2014 at 22:28:24
Yeah it's often annoying that newer computer usually don't have floppy drives.

If you check garage sales and thrift stores you may be able to find a junker PC with a working optical drive for less than a new one would cost.


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#6
September 22, 2014 at 16:24:03
I seem to have found a way to load files onto a 3.5 floppy on a win98 PC(the one with the Toshiba),I forgot that instead of dragging the file over,I right click the file and select Send to,and select a:\ ,and it worked.

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#7
September 23, 2014 at 19:04:15
Oh I guess I was under the impression the files were on a computer without a floppy drive and you could only transfer them via cd-r. Well I'm glad you got it figured out.

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#8
September 23, 2014 at 19:11:23
I had to use the win98 PC to place file from a CD-r to a floppy that way already installed in the PC thanks any ways,but if it doesn't work the way I suspect or hope....I'll be back.

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