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.
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.
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.
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.
A forum community dedicated to tech experts and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about articles, computer security, Mac, Microsoft, Linux, hardware, networking, gaming, reviews, accessories, and more!