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    On my Laptop which has windows 98, I cannot get my D drive to work
    When I go to "my Computer" it shows System_save(D).
    Is there help out there for this problem.

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    Is the D: drive on your laptop a hard drive or is it a CD-ROM drive?
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    It's a built in CD Rom not a burner just Cd

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    It looks like the D: drive has been mapped to the System_Save partition of your laptop. The System_Save partition is a special part of your hard drive that is reserved for emergency restoration to the original settings.

    Do you have any other drives showing up in My Computer? E:, F:, etc?
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    Yes it has a "A" and "E" but only the "A" works and it works fine.

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    It might be that E: is now mapped to your CD-ROM drive. Try putting a CD in and click on the E: drive.
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    When I go to E and at Properties it shows the following LABLE: Blank
    Type: cd-rom disc FILE: FAT used space O Free Space 0 but the pie is dark blue When I hit open it say E:\ is not accessihle the device is not ready When I go to D Drive and open it. It shows 12 files One is command Type: shortcut to MS-dos Progam Comand Type MS-Dos Application CTO:tmp Type TMP File Deloobe Type: MS-Dos Batch File, En.flg Type: En.flg File, Lfs Type: Text , Maxcd02; Type Text Doc.; Bootdisk, Type File Folder Contains 160 Files,zero flolder;Cpqs ,Type file folder; Oobe, Type Registation Entries, Outbox, Registration Entries and the last V10 Type SKU File
    This is windows 98 system That on the comp.

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    OK, so the E: drive is definitely your CD-ROM drive.

    Have you tried opening several different CDs in the drive? By trying a bunch of different CDs, we can make sure that the problem is definitely with the drive, and not just that 1 CD.
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    I just tried about 10 different CD From music to programs to picture one and I get a red circle with a white X saying E:\ is not accessible; The device is not ready.
    But the person who I got this computer from said that this all worked with the "D" Drive.
    There is no way to restore 98 with out the disk right. And that is lost.
    I was going to get a different on but if the drive don't work how will I get it on the computer.

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    Try opening the computer case (with the computer off), disconnect the flat IDE cable from the back of the CD drive, then turn your computer on. Let it start up all the way, then shut down. Reinstall the cable and reboot. The computer should see the drive as new hardware and reinstall the drivers. If not, you can try replacing the cable (they can be found for about $5). Charlie

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