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Disk drtive problem

While using my computer a box appears saying ''there is no disk in drive D'' and they also give me three options -cancel,try again, and continue. what should i do to fix it?

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  • Dave King
    Dave King May 11, 2010

    Usually you see this if you closed a program with a cd or dvd in the drive. Then the next time it keeps looking for it and creates the error. Its not as much an error as it is annoying. To stop it just hit cancel or insert the disk in the drive again.



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Clean the eye of your disk drive or try removing it and reinstalling it.

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