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Cd not recognized in laptop

By Casemaker ·
Hi,
I have a laptop IBM Thinkpad with Win98 I am working on and it does not read from it's cd. It is installed in device manager and the properties says the drivers either are not needed or have not been installed. I have uninstalled and tried the add hardware applet with no results. I tried to load mscdex at the root of c: and install another driver. No luck. I have the restore disks from IBM but cannot access them due to no cd. I tried to find the driver for the cd but cannot find it on these cd's. The cd spins when you insert a cd or click on it in my computer but will not read from it. It sends a message that the cd is not ready try again.
Thanks
Mark

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If i'm remembering correctly about the ibms, there's a daignostic in the bios that you can test things like the CD-Rom. To get there hold the F1 key and power the unit on. Keep F1 held down until setup appears. You should be able to determine if the CD is in working order in there.

There's also a drop and drag section in there that will enable and disable the rom, so there's a chance that this may be your problem also. I don't remember a primary or secondary or both option on the ide controller, but you may want to look that also.

After that, my last suspect before calling the Cd Dead would be to look at the IDe controllers and see if those are set correctly. There's a sample device manager on IBMs support site to guide you on how this is supposed to look.

Good luck to you

Mark

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