CD Drives "Disc is not formatted"?!!

  Guitareth 11:32 22 Jan 04

PC running Windows 2000 has suddenly stopped allowing me access to discs in the CD/DVD ROM drive or the CDRW drive. Whenever I try to read a disc in either drive I get error message "The disc is not formatted. Do you wnat to format it?"

Both drives are found OK and device manager says they are working properly. Have tried reinstalling the drivers , tried unisnstalling and letting windows reinstall the drives on reboot; but makes no difference. Particularly frustrating as since they were last working OK I'm certain I have not installed or updated any software or installed any new hardware.

Can anyone suggest what I can do to solve this problem?


  Big Elf 11:57 22 Jan 04

Check the cable connections and/or try a new cable.

  Guitareth 12:14 22 Jan 04

Connections are fine. Any other suggestions?

  Guitareth 12:20 26 Jan 04

Fixed! Someone on another forum said: Did you recently install Norton AV or InCD (part of Nero?) If so try this:

click here]Norton Antivirus problem

Realised I had updated Norton Antivirus. Found that uninstalling the InCD (packet writing program) resolved the problem

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