I went to put a CD-ROM in my computer the other day and the tray wouldn’t slide out. It’s been acting funny for a while now, opening and closing on its own, only sliding back in half way sometimes. Once or twice the disc tray opened and the disc was still spinning. I’ve just dealt with it.
Now it seems to have died. When I turn the computer on the light doesn’t go on like the floppy disk drive light does. The open button doesn’t work. The icon in My Computer is gone. (This was my first indication that there was a new problem. I thought the disk tray not opening was just more of the same problem.) In the Device Manager the Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) has an exclamation point in a yellow circle next to it.
I did a search, and all I found on the SDMB was to look in the Device Manager where I found the exclamation point. I’m running Win 98. I’m not that computer savvy. I think I could replace the CD-ROM drive if neccessary, but if it will screw up my computer I’d rather live without it.