CD-rom empty in my computer, dvd always not accessible

By lookacow63
Apr 23, 2005
  1. Hey,
    This has got me. I've been having problems with these drives ever since i installed SP2...gah! I place a cd in the cd-r(plexwriter) and the cd shows up beside the mouse, my computer changes from showing a cd-r to cd drive, and it comes up as 0 bytes free 0 bytes used. In the dvd-rom(sony) it always comes up as 'not accessible' in device manager i've disabled and re-enabled; uninstalled and re-installed and same problem. I ran a disk check by sony on the cd-r and it wrote and read fine; no problems. in device manager the locations are shown as 0(0) and 1(1) the same as my two hard drives? how does that work? do i need to open her up and change around my drive placements?

  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    you shouldn't need to open up your machine for this one. i have dealt with similar problems in the past and found them to be caused by driver corruption. the solution was to reformat, but if i was you i'd try uninstalling sp2 first. perhaps you shold try getting the latest firmware and device drivers loaded before resorting to a reformat.
  3. lookacow63

    lookacow63 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do i revert from sp2?
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    start>control panel>add or remove programs
    find 'windows xp service pack 2' on the list and click remove.
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