drive d error

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  1. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    so i was putting some music on to my laptop and all of a sudden i hear this clicking sound coming from my drive instead of hearing the disc spin(you know the sound)

    i go to "my computer" and go to open the d drive and an error message comes up, "D:\ is not accessible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."

    i don't know what that means, but it sounds bad and expensive to fix.....
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  2. Broken Record

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    Is the D: drive your CD drive or is it a partition of your hard drive?
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  3. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    CD drive
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  4. CRUDS

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    Probably just need to pop in a new CD drive.. $100 maybe...
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  5. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    POS. i hardly ever use the damn cd drive...
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  6. Yeah, probably just a mechanical failure in the drive. They aren't that expensive if you can replace it yourself.
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  7. Broken Record

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    I'm not very confident this will be helpful, but the first couple of suggestions are at least worth trying.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891894

    You might also try buying a cleaner disc at Wal Mart or an office supply store and running it through. Again, probably not gonna fix the problem, but it's a cheap thing to try and might do the trick.

    Starkiller and CC are probably right. Most likely you need a new drive, but they are relatively cheap and pretty easy to install if you aren't intimidated by computer guts. :))
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  8. Fry

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    so it started working again yesterday......
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  9. MJTitans

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    If you've had it for a while, it might just have dust collected. Usually a bad drive won't start working again, but a dirty one will. If that's the case, pick up an air duster and spray inside to clean it out.
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  10. Fry

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    stopped working again....

    :(
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