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If it is a hard drive...the drive could be/have:
data or power cable may not be seated properly or failing
the jumper may not be set correctly
not initialized yet
not formatted yet
or could be failing itself

if it is a cd/dvd drive.. the drive could be/have
data or power cable may not be seated properly or failing
the jumper may not be set correctly
the disk may not be in a suppoted format (ex. using a dvd in cd rom drive)
the disk may be scratched or damaged
the lens may be dirty or not properly aligned
firmware maybe outdated.

if drive is a removable drive/flash drive the drive may be:
not powered
data cable not connected/failing
the usb/firewire port may be failing.
not initialized
not formatted
failing in itself.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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