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Thread: "Incorrect function" on CD-ROM drive

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    "Incorrect function" on CD-ROM drive

    I just finished reinstalling Windows 2K (using the CD in the CD-ROM drive) and when I put a CD in the drive to install a driver I get the following error message:



    Any ideas? I have a spare CD-ROM drive if that's the problem, but then how did it allow me to install Windows from a CD?
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    Does it happen with all CD disks?

    Does it happen after another reboot?
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    Try to clean out your CD Drive lens with lens cleaner.
    Last edited by smith_; 04-16-2009 at 07:54 AM.

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    How old your CD Drive? It seems your CD Drive life has over.
    Surely this is not the issue since the drive was good to do the installation of the OS!!

    @smith_. I have asked you before to consider more carefully before posting. We as a group of moderators may take steps to limit your activities if such posting becomes too repetitive or if advice given is likely to cause real anguish.
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    The drive itself it good because I was subsequently able to install Office. So I am assuming that the problem was that CD, which was one I burned myself. But normally with a defective CD I get the "please insert" message, as if there were no disk in the drive, not "incorrect function" which confused me. I don't recall ever having seen this error message. Thank you for your suggestions.
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