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D:\ is not ready, Device not ready

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BORGWARD, Sep 15, 2004.


    BORGWARD Guest

    I used D: (the CD player)(w/ 98SE boot disk in A:)to install 98SE. D: shows up in
    windows explorer in the middle of the C: directory, but I get message
    D:\ is not ready Device not ready when I try to use it.

    Neither the Device Manager or the System Information App indicate that
    anything is wrong.

    The 2nd IDE controller is bad, so I have the CD player slaved to the
    HDD on the first ide controller.

    What do I do to configure the system so that I can use the CD player?
    I figure that I probably need to edit one of the DOS files, but don't
    know which one, or what to say.

    I know that slaving the CD to the HDD is not great, but its for a
    backup computer, as I plan to install Linux on my best computer, so thats OK.
    BORGWARD, Sep 15, 2004
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    Jim Phelps Guest

    Hi Tom, Go to Control Panel, System, Device Manager and remove the CD.
    Reboot and see if Windoze will fix things. Don't really understand
    what you mean by "D: is in the middle of C:". There is a function in
    DOS that used to do such a thing, but I don't think Windoze likes it.
    I have three systems with CD slaved to HD and have no problems, but on
    the other hand I don't use them for much. Luck, Jim
    Jim Phelps, Sep 15, 2004
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