[Techtalk] CD-ROM drive

Yaroslav Fedevych adeveloper at ukr.net
Fri Oct 10 12:43:50 EST 2003

-----Original Message-----
From: Hanlie Pretorius <hpretorius at pnp.co.za>
To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
Date: 10 Oct 2003 08:56:38 +0200
Subject: [Techtalk] CD-ROM drive

> Lately my CD-ROM drive has started behaving erraticaly - sometimes the
> operating systems pick it up, other times they don't. The only
> repeatable error that I've been able to identify is that, if I leave a
> CD in there and I reboot, the drive is not picked up. The drive also
> seems to have slowed down a bit, that is, it takes longer before it
> comes up with the contents of a CD.

Not so clear as to what it is, but I suspect flakiness in your CD-ROM. You know, those people at Support are mostly damn right, but sometimes something can be done without throwing another $25 on a new drive.

Check your cable. It may cause troubles with your CD-ROM.

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