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CD-ROM keeps unmounting itself in Win2K.

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For some reason, my CD-ROM drives will unmount themselves. It doesn't happen at any specific time or by doing any action, sometimes I'll come back to my system and find the error messages that, my Memorex 48x and Yamaha CD-RW have been unmounted unsafely. This happened on Win2K AS, too, before I swiped it, and now also on Professional.

I tried unplugging everything but the bare necessities from my PSU, which leaves a motherboard [BE-6], two HD's, two CD-ROMs, a CPU fan, and that's it. The PSU is a 250W, it should be able to handle it. I can't recall how long the problem has lasted but, I haven't had it with Win98, just 2k.

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by dl.goss In reply to CD-ROM keeps unmounting i ...

just a thought... but you might try mounting the cdroms in your config.sys and autoexec.bat files to force "dos" to hand them off to windows... i had this problem with an older 5x cdrom drive... ( which was a bit of an odd ball anyway) in windows 98and once i "forced" it to mount with the config.sys it seemed to work contantly.. (it was a customer's machine and they stopped complaining about it *S*)...

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by user In reply to CD-ROM keeps unmounting i ...

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by Duong beo In reply to CD-ROM keeps unmounting i ...

Answer #1 is right on track. I just want to give an other thought.
- Change the battery, reset jumper to clear CMOS.
If it doesn't work, try to reinstall driver for SCSI card.

Good luck,

Duong beo

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by Zeus who Frags In reply to CD-ROM keeps unmounting i ...

As far as I know, config.sys and autoexec.bat does not exist anymore under Win2k !!
Normally, you hard drive root souldn't contain any of these files. If so, remove them (rename, move, ...).
Check if the power is coming right to the CD drives. Theconnexion could be limit. Then, check if your IDE connectors are right. Seems to be a connexion problem.
But remember that you don't have any autoexec and config.sys files under Win2k !!

"And so it begins..." (Kosh, Babylon5)

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by mathew@myworldmail In reply to CD-ROM keeps unmounting i ...

Win2k is touted to have advanced power management features. My guess is that your CD drive is being mismanaged.
Disable all APM functions, and check your connections to the CD drive.

If that fails, disconnect your CD drive, boot up Win2k, and install the CD drive again, using drivers provided by the drive manufacturer. Finally, get the Win2k Service Pack.
Good Luck. MATHEW.

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by d4dar In reply to CD-ROM keeps unmounting i ...

I am having a similar problem in Windows 2000. My drives do not spontaneously unmount during a session, but during boot-up My system reports that there has been a hardware change. When I go into the setup it has a 'none' in place of my cd-player. What I did, and it appears to be working, was to change the jumpers on my both my CD-RW & my CD-Player from "cable select" to Slave and Master.

Good Luck

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