Leon, the following ASS-U-MEs that this CD-ROM is the only CD-ROM on your PC
and it is not an external CD-ROM. (e.g. USB)
You *may* have a faulty, worn-out, CD-ROM or there *may* be an issue with
your WinMe drivers or software. You also need to 'eliminate' WinMe as the
First question - has anyone been 'under the bonnet' and disturbed any of the
wiring within the computer?
You must ensure that the PC does actually 'see' the CD-ROM. Its cables *may*
have become dislodged. Either look in the BIOS to see if it is recognised
there, and/or confirm that you can 'see' it in Real Mode DOS
To 'see' it in Real Mode DOS, Boot, using your WinMe Startup (floppy) Disk
in the A: drive.
Select option 2. Start computer with CD-ROM support.
Let the screen information scroll until you eventually see a line which
should report a drive letter for the CD-ROM - but note that it may not
necessarily the same letter as you would expect to see in Windows.
For example, you should see the CD-ROM, becoming the E:, so the screen
> Drive E:= Driver MSCD001 UNIT 0
> Your CD-ROM Is Drive E
When the boot disk finally settles down, you will be presented with an A:\>
Now put a (data) CD into the CD-ROM and at the A:\> prompt, type "E:" (no
quotes and note the colon after the letter E) Then Press Return.
Now, at the E:\> prompt, type "DIR /P" (no quotes and note the space) Then
You should see a listing of the CD contents.
Come back with your results. Give EXACT errors reports - if any
"Leon Limpens" wrote in message
> Who can help me,whit the problem of my cdrom station.
> when I use a cd,neither for music.downloads.or anything els,so soon when
> put a cd in the station,my computer stops,and reload again.so I cannot use
> cd rom station.Hope somebody can help me.
> sincerely Leon Limpens The Netherlands