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CD Rom Failure?

Sylvia Lima
Occasional Visitor

CD Rom Failure?

I frequently receive a CDR-101 error when trying to use my CD rom. I've tried cleaning it and even bought a new CD rom thinking my
old one went bad but I continued to receive the error. Any ideas?
5 REPLIES
Marcel Eken_2
Frequent Advisor

Re: CD Rom Failure?

How about other cd's are they readable?, if so i think it is a "bad" cd-rom if the options below are checked and no problem is encountered,

This is what i found in tech-docs:

This means an error was reported by the device driver. The most likely cause
is an open drive door, or the disc not being up to speed. Check the following
items when you receive this error:

a. Make sure that an audio disc is not in the drive.

b. Check the internal flat ribbon cable to make sure it is properly
connected.

c. Move the CD-ROM device driver and MSCDEX.EXE statement to the end of the
CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files.

d. Clean boot the system.

Sylvia Lima
Occasional Visitor

Re: CD Rom Failure?

Thanks, Marcel for your reply. Question -- how do you clean the boot system?
Dennis Ng
Regular Advisor

Re: CD Rom Failure?

HI there,

Since you've isolated and the cause is not the CDROM, try these:
1. Swap the IDE cable. OR swap the cable on the motherboard.
2. Assuming you're using Win98, can you try booting in from a diskette, then select CDROM support. You'll be in DOS mode so pop in a CD and try accessing.

3. Last resort is to reinstall Win98. You should backup your registry. (*.dat files in your c:windows directory.. eg. copy *.dat *.da1)
Not everything that can be counted counts; & not everything that counts can be counted.
Dennisse Barreto
Occasional Advisor

Re: CD Rom Failure?

I don't receive error message but recently when a play a movie although it has good sound the image pause a little. I cleaned it at the problem persists. Please help.
Entre mßs se sabe mßs se sufre.
Dennisse Barreto
Occasional Advisor

Re: CD Rom Failure?

I don't receive error message but recently when a play a movie although it has good sound the image pause a little. I cleaned it at the problem persists. Please help.
Entre mßs se sabe mßs se sufre.