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no disc in drive e

by diane783 / November 16, 2004 2:27 PM PST

I was trying to run a computer game off a CD and I got the error "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive E:." The E drive is my CD RW.

I had run this program before without a problem. I took the disk out and put it back in- no luck. I gave up.

Now I try to run a program that has been installed on my harddrive (Powerpoint), and I get the same error. I never needed to have a disk in the E drive to use that program before.

I use Windows XP. Not sure where to look to troubleshoot this one. Help?

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Re: no disc in drive e
by JoshHendo / November 16, 2004 2:33 PM PST
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Hi. What brand of CD drive is it. Some one I know is haveing a similar problem. It was working, then next time they turned on the computer, it didn't work.

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no disc in drive e
by natexz / May 15, 2007 4:03 PM PDT
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I have a Dell Dimension 2350,my specs are:55 g hard drive,pentium 4 CPU,1.80 ghz,256ram,lite-on 48X max cd-rom and samsung cd-r/rw sw-240 b drive.My problem is regardless of what type of disc I put in my cd-r/rw drive,it will not be read or written.Tried burning some cd-rs,but everytime without fail,I get an error message(No disc in drive e.)I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drive,but still got the same error message.Tried updating the drivers,firmware from the manufacturer,did not work.Contacted Dell and had one of tier 1 techs,remotely try to fix the problem,no luck.Tried cleaning the optical eye,no luck.Tried several different burning programs,(Roxio and Nero)when it came to finalize the cd-r,it gave me the same error msg....no disc in drive E.Tried burning through Windows Media Player,no luck...same error msg.The last time this happened I had to carry it to ,the comp shop to get it fixed...I really don't want to replace the cd-r/rw,if a simple solution can be found.I am at my wit's end.please help...thanks...p.s.my cd-rom works perfectly as far as reading discs.

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Re: no disc in drive e
by Papa Echo / November 16, 2004 4:41 PM PST
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Some things to do initially: If you are one of those users who keep their machines on 24/7, try rebooting. Have you tried the disc on another drive ? Try telling something about your computer. You have a CD-RW on E:. Do you have a CD-R on, perhaps D: ? Also try reinstalling the CD-RW. I assume you are parasites free ?

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Re: no disc in drive e
by diane783 / November 16, 2004 6:39 PM PST
In reply to: no disc in drive e

Ok. I am embarrassed now.
Thank you to you both for your ideas.
Powerpoint works after rebooting (cringing with embarrassment here!!)
If the problem comes back, I will look at all your ideas before posting again.

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