Is not accessible error on DVD/CD drive

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by boot_hill374, May 6, 2007.

  1. boot_hill374

    boot_hill374 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Each time I enter a blank CD into my drive I get the following message

    E:\is not accessible

    Incorrect function.

    I am running XP Professional V 5.1

    Can anyone help please?
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Try unistalling the IDE channel that the drive is on from Device Manager and reboot. Let Windows find the drive again.

    Also make sure that the IDE cable is not damaged.
     
  3. boot_hill374

    boot_hill374 OSNN Junior Addict

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    I have tried what you suggested, including changing the cable, but I am still getting the message. My motherboard is an Asus A7NX8-E Deluxe.

    On the control panel, Device Manager, under IDE/ATA/ATAPI controllers, I see NVIDIA nForce2 ATA Controller.

    On the secondary channel tab see attached
     

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  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Uninstall the NVIDIA IDE drivers and reboot. That should reload the MS IDE drivers. See what happens then.

    Just out of curiosity... do you have another cd drive you could try to make sure that the one you have is not dead?
     
  5. boot_hill374

    boot_hill374 OSNN Junior Addict

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    I tried this but it didn't work???
     
  6. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    check the drive properties to see if DLA is active?
    (turn off if it is)
     
  7. boot_hill374

    boot_hill374 OSNN Junior Addict

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    When the system attempts to re-install NVIDIA nForce2 ATA Controller, it displays The file nvatabus.sys on SRCDATA is needed?:dead:
     
  8. boot_hill374

    boot_hill374 OSNN Junior Addict

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    How do I find out if DLA is active?