CD drive doesn’t workLocked
I have an old Dell Pentium 2 (200Mhz MMX) running Win98SE. I was looking at a CD I bought at a garage sale and as it was loading its introductory multimedia display I decided not to keep it and hit the escape button, the display stopped and I ejected the CD. The next time I went to use the CD drive it said “Drive Not Ready”. I swapped in another known good CD drive, the cable, and checked the BIOS. None were the source of the problem. I pulled out the CMOS battery and replaced it to return CMOS to its defaults and the drive worked again. A week later I went to use the CD drive again (hadn’t used it since) and it again said “Drive Not Ready”. I again pulled out and reinstalled the CMOS battery but this time it didn’t help. This CD drive now displays the same error on another PC I’ve tested it on. I next tried a known good CD drive on the original problem machine and it didn’t work either(same error). Afterwords I retested it on another machine to make sure it still worked and it it doesn’t work anymore either, indicating the same “Drive Not Ready” problem as the original CD drive, and is unusable. I don’t want to risk any more CD drives tracing down the problem in such an old machine that I like, but is only a spare. Anybody have any ideas.