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Old 09-11-2002, 10:16 PM   #1
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Post cd-rom wont work

When i first got my computer and installed linux, (by booting from the cd) my cd-rom worked. Now when i put in a cd sometimes the cd-roms light will stay on forever like its in an infinite loop and when i mount the cd-rom, i get a no medium found error. And the other times the light will blink some and go off, but when i try to mount the cd rom i get the same error. And when i try to boot from the cd rom i get a failure error. Is there maybe some bios setting i might try changing or something. Any info would be helpful.
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Could it be the drive went kaboom?
Old 09-12-2002, 01:36 AM   #3
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It could be, im just hoping it isnt. Im starting to think it might have dirt in it because sometimes (very rarely) it works, so im gonna go buy a cleaner for it.
Old 09-12-2002, 02:49 AM   #4
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Cleaner's not a bad idea. If you haven't already tried, see if a variety of CD's will change its behavior. I have an aging CD-Rom that does the same after the computer has been up and running a while, or trying to access that drive. In my case, it's either dirty lens or heat. I just can't decide why heat would be a factor.


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