CD re-writer problem

  jz 20:08 23 Feb 04
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I've had this problem now for a few years, ever since I installed my CD re-writer. Roughtly 50% of bootups are very slow, and when they are slow, after boot-up, the CD re-writer and the CD-ROM do not work (there is a red line through them in the notification area. Re-starting the PC always, without fail, fixes the problem. But shutting down the PC then starting it up suffers from the problem I've described roughly 50% of the time. Any ideas?

  colrobs 22:13 23 Feb 04

What operating system are you using. What cd burning software are you using and did this come with the cd writer.When you say "in the notification area" - do you mean the quick start menu (by the clock).

Col.

  woodchip 22:18 23 Feb 04

Are you leaving CD's in the drives if so try without

  jz 18:14 26 Feb 04

Sorry about the late reply. Thanks colrobs & woodchip for replying.

I have Windows 98, and use Adaptec which came with the re-writer. When I say notification area, I mean the area next to the clock. I am not leaving CDs in the drive.

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