CD Reader gone missing

By quinnsrock
Sep 23, 2005
  1. My external CD Device is no longer working. It is not being recognized. Was working fine just the other day. Tried reinstalling to no avail. Add New Hardware function did not pick it up either.

    I have heard of this happening to others.

    Time to buy a new one or is there something that can be done?

    Thanks for any advice
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    how is the drive linked to the pc, what OS do you have, and has anything changed before the problem was noticed?
  3. quinnsrock

    quinnsrock TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey Zephead, the OS is 98SE and the drive is linked by USB.

    Getting this message upon start up. "fcpc0001 not found"
  4. quinnsrock

    quinnsrock TS Rookie Topic Starter

    New message

    I am also getting this message

    No PC card sockets installed

    Does this mean anything?
  5. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i'd try checkign for the USB controller in device manager. is this a laptop or otherwise portable machine, by any chance? you can try reinstalling your USB controller, check for the latest drivers first. also, try another working USB perhiperal on the system and see if it functions. if it doesn't wirk either, you can reasonalby acertan that the problem is with the machine itself.
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