Gateway Solo 2000 CD-rom drive

sallywil

Distinguished
Sep 11, 2007
2
0
18,510
0
I have an old laptop, Gateway Solo 2000, running Win 98 that has the floppy frive and CD drive you have to switch around to use. Floppy works fine, but when I plug the CD drive in and then click on its icon in My Computer, I get the message that the drive isn't accessible/ it's not ready. I put a disc in, and got the same message.

I don't have a lot of experience with this kind of setup. The drive doesn't need software or a driver or anything, does it? It's been a while since I worked with 98. Am I forgetting something? I've removed and re-inserted the module. Same message. Can anybody help?

Sally
 

killernotebooks

Distinguished
Feb 3, 2006
1,284
0
19,230
0
Try to reboot the system with the optical drive inserted.
If that doesn't work you can always get a slim notebook drive at NewEgg or something for relatively cheap, like $50.

 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
J Laptop General Discussion 2
C Laptop General Discussion 1
G Laptop General Discussion 3
HighLeaderTaurus Laptop General Discussion 1
A Laptop General Discussion 1
Huntbreysaw737 Laptop General Discussion 1
C Laptop General Discussion 1
T Laptop General Discussion 3
T Laptop General Discussion 1
D Laptop General Discussion 2
sparker781 Laptop General Discussion 2
D Laptop General Discussion 12
R Laptop General Discussion 2
R Laptop General Discussion 1
H Laptop General Discussion 1
J Laptop General Discussion 1
H Laptop General Discussion 2
F Laptop General Discussion 10
T Laptop General Discussion 5
M Laptop General Discussion 21

ASK THE COMMUNITY