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Hi,

Does this happen with any CD that you place in the drive? How soon after you've closed the drive, do you try to access it?

Please post back with a bit more info.

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If your are running Windows 98 or ME boot using a Windows Startup diskette and type: SCANREG /RESTORE and depress Enter.

A menu of Windows Registry backups will be displayed, select a date before the problem occurred and reboot. It will restore system files that may have been damaged. Good luck.
 

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I just went in tried some of the other backups. I got one that worked,and said you have restored a good registry. After doing this the d drive still isn't working.
 

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It's to bad it did not work, it does often.

The next thing I would try is to delete the CD-ROM from Device Manager using Safe Mode and reboot, letting Windows rediscover and setup the CD-ROM. To access Safe Mode, reboot and depress and hold down the F8 key for Windows 96 or Ctrl key for Windows 98/ME. To delete the CD-ROM, select Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab, scroll down and double click CD-ROM icon, select the CD-ROM drive and click the Remove button. Then reboot. Good luck.
 

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I told you that I rebooted in safe mode and that it worked. When I turned my pc on today it was right back the same way, with the d drive unaccessible. Plus one other problem showed up. I can not shut the computer down.
 

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I finally got it to shut down in dos. It took 5 or 6 minutes. After 3 or 4 tries I got a backup that was successful. The cd is working again for know. The only problem that I see know is that when I go off line and go back on line it is changing my home page each time. Also I am a little afraid to shut the machine down again.

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Run Disk Cleanup and delete your Internet Cache files using IE.

If that does not work try using the Internet Explorer Repair tool:
Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add/Remove Programs.

On the Install/Uninstall tab, click Microsoft Internet Explorer 5, click Add/Remove, click Repair the current installation of Internet Explorer, and then click OK.
 

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Have you run an updated antivirus scan?

If you want to post a log of your startup files it might point us to something which causing your homepage to be reset. (Any mention of .hta or sp.dll applications in msconfig > startup would be suspect)

You can run the Startuplog.com file from the site below and copy/paste the Startuplog.txt (not stubbpaths.txt) to your next reply.

http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Toys.html

An online scan can be done here:

http://housecall.antivirus.com/pc_housecall/
 
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