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Old 06-23-2006, 12:50 PM   #1
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Default windows 98 drive letter.

how do you change the drive letter in windows 98?
a neighbour has a cd-rw instaled and it is assigned letter E:
I am having problems with it as it wont write anything to blank discs!
it will play music ect, but no recording!
it has the drivers installed which came with it, and device manager says that it is working properly.
any ideas?
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Old 06-23-2006, 12:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: windows 98 drive letter.

I don't think changing the drive letter will help you. Do you have another one you coudl try could be a faulty disc or disc drive.
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Old 06-23-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: windows 98 drive letter.

tried a few discs with no success.
the cd rw is pretty new, and plays music.
it comes up with a message saying something like:
acsess to e is denied.
the disc may not be valid.
or something like that.
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Default Re: windows 98 drive letter.

If your running a burning program try this.

Uninstall your burning program, run a defrag then reinstall your burner program.
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Old 06-25-2006, 03:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: windows 98 drive letter.

OK, I HAD ANOTHER CRACK AT IT TODAY.
the problem is that i cant do anything other than play cd's on the device!
whenever i try to get into the options on the cd-rw, it gives off a error
on the screen saying:

E: is not accessible.
the device is not ready.

any ideas how to go forward from here?
if i go to controll panel and device manager, then into the cd-rw, then try to change any settings, it gives off the error above!
any ideas welcome.
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Default Re: windows 98 drive letter.

maybe windows 98 cant write to rw's? ... i dunno. you have tried nero and programs like that havent you?
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Old 06-25-2006, 03:54 PM   #7
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Default Re: windows 98 drive letter.

yes, the cd rw came with nero bundle.
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Default Re: windows 98 drive letter.

is the drive rw compatiable? ... it may play the files on the cd but maybe it doesnt support burning files to them. check the manual
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Default Re: windows 98 drive letter.

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Originally Posted by wozelbeak
OK, I HAD ANOTHER CRACK AT IT TODAY.
the problem is that i cant do anything other than play cd's on the device!
whenever i try to get into the options on the cd-rw, it gives off a error
on the screen saying:

E: is not accessible.
the device is not ready.

any ideas how to go forward from here?
if i go to controll panel and device manager, then into the cd-rw, then try to change any settings, it gives off the error above!
any ideas welcome.
woz
It is connected properly, right?
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Old 06-26-2006, 12:53 AM   #10
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Default Re: windows 98 drive letter.

if it wasn't connected properly, it wouldn't play cd's would it?
anyway it is connected properly.
and yes it does support cd-rw.
i have the driver disc with me it states "samsung CD-RW Drive".
this disc has been installed.
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