A computer components & hardware forum. HardwareBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » HardwareBanter forum » System Manufacturers & Vendors » Compaq Computers
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Erratic CD - Time to replace?

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 19th 03, 03:01 PM
Neil Day
external usenet poster
Posts: n/a
Default Erratic CD - Time to replace?

Hi all, I have a Presario 5008CA that's almost 2 years old. No problems
with it with the exception that it never kept the proper hour time, but
the minutes yes.

Anyway about a week ago the BIOS started giving the message that it's
detecting the hard disk, then detecting the CD.

So then the CD stopped working. I took it to a computer place nearby who
couldn't find anything wrong. In fact the CD was working. So I brought
it back, used it for a couple of hours yesterday, then the CD stopped
working again. Got up this morning and it's working again. So I attempt
to install SuSeLinux, but it balks at the task and reccommends I do it
from Windows, which is odd because Linux is usually very good at
resizing Windows partitions.

So here's my problem: Not sure where the problem is: the CD, the hard
disk, a controller, the battery, or it overheating?

Plus the fact that this morning the 1st time I put a CD into the drive
it open and closed a couple of times before accepting the disc. This is
something that happened on an old computer.

Just want

Thanks in advance,


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OC settings advice from the experts baj2k Overclocking 4 February 10th 05 02:43 AM
Advice Please: The Importance of Hard Drive RPMs Darren Harris Homebuilt PC's 95 August 24th 04 11:16 PM
Happy Birthday America SST Overclocking AMD Processors 326 November 27th 03 08:54 PM
Happy Birthday America SST Ati Videocards 336 November 27th 03 08:54 PM
Happy Birthday America SST Nvidia Videocards 336 November 27th 03 08:54 PM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 HardwareBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.