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Four Beeps on startup on a Panasonic uj-810b

My Uj-810b in my sony Viao Notebook beeps four times when I turn on the computer. I can not get it to read any CD or DVD in windows or have it boot to CD. The Bios boot order is the CD then C drive. I am thinking that the problem is the drive is dead and not windows or the system, Dose anybody know what the four Beeps along with the flashing of the access LED mean?

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Re: Four Beeps on startup on a Panasonic uj-810b

Sounds like it's trying to boot to the dead drive- pay attention to the screen when you power on F12 or F1 whatever get's you to boot menu- change the order to exclude the broken drive- it should stop beeping.

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Hello there khalid109q.

I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but please refer to a couple of previous related FixYa post's:

Particularly, this passage in solution 1 by "koparoma" @

"Unfortunately there are no updates available for the UJ-8xx series (except for Sony - which won't work on other machines) as it just uses an old generic Windows optical device driver."

I would have to say, after a diligent search of drivers (or ANYTHING for that matter) for your specific device (Mashita UJ-845D), the above quote loudly rings true. I encountered nothing but a void in my search as well.

Good luck, and post back with a status report and/or any further questions.

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