Re: HELP!!CD ROM and CD WRITE NOT DETECTED on the comp. BAD Clusters found by scandisk.

Re: HELP!!CD ROM and CD WRITE NOT DETECTED on the comp. BAD Clusters found by scandisk.

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Posted by Henry on October 29, 2001 at 23:19:28:

In Reply to: HELP!!CD ROM and CD WRITE NOT DETECTED on the comp. BAD Clusters found by scandisk. posted by Alan Crasto on October 23, 2001 at 20:04:50:

: i downloaded a file off the net the other day and now i have a virus..or that's what i think. I ran scandisk and it says i have a bad cluster in my disk. I cannot see my icons for the CD rom or my CD write drives.. I tried to load a audio CD but i cant hear anything on my speakers ..the program that used to run the audio files does not load either but when I have tried using the headphones on the CD rom i can hear songs. This means that it works. I can see the lights in front of the cdrom and cdwrite working too. I cannot access my D and E drives though. I put it in data cd but it does not show me anything. That is it does not automatically load. I looked in the system properties and i cant find anything relating to Cd rom or Cd write. This thing was working fine a couple of days ago. I just cant access them on my computer. I was wondering if someone can help me on this issue. I do not have any imp. info on the comp. so if i have to format my drive can someone give me good instructions or a website on how to do it. I read there are two kinds of format high level and low level. I also read that low level formating will restore my bad clusters. Would someone advise me on this. If this is a virus what kind of format would delete it completely from my computer. Please send me a message as soon as possible. THanks in advance
: ALan Crasto
: Windows 98 operating system.

Did you run scandisk and perform a thorough surface scan - if NO, do so and the cluster won't be a problem anymore. If some of your win or driver files were using part of the bad cluster that might account for your CD troubles. First, let scsandisk fix the bad cluster then reload win98 if you still have the problem.

Good Luck,

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