Unplug the unit and turn off the power switch on the back. Wait 10 minutes, plug unit back in, turn on, hopefully, as it did for me, it will read "ERROR" and allow you to hit the eject button and have it finally work.
You can press the eject button on the drive behind the front panel or connect the ribbon cable from the drive to a PC to eject it. More instructions are on my website here:
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If it doesn't show up at all under "Computer" go into "Disk Management" Right click Computer > Manage > DIsk Management. If it is missing in here then the card is bad. It it shows up here, initialize it if it asks to, otherwise right click the card and add new Simple Volume.
If you see it under "Computer" and when you try to traverse it and it asks to format disk. Format it. This happens when the MFT record on the SD card is corrupt and formatting it will fix it.
The optical unit reads the disk, no problem with it apparently. This is easy to test - just put the disk in and open My Comp, in there just open the disk and if it's read the actual files will appear.
Your problem is caused by the fact that the files on your disks are in a format your Media Player is incapable of playing. So just get a better one, the best being VLC. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
If you're reading the file from a CD-ROM, then either:
* the CD-ROM drive is reading incorrectly,
* the CD-ROM is scratched, and thus cannot be read 100% correctly,
* bad RAM in your computer, that "corrupts" the data being read from the disk into the RAM.
Replace the CD-ROM.
Replace the CD disk.
Download "MEMTEST86+", and run it, to test the RAM; replace, if necessary.
The directory is like a "table of contents" in a printed textbook.
If a child's crayons have been used to overwrite those pages, making them unreadable, then the table of contents cannot be used to locate the starting page-number of a specific chapter. So, one must read through the whole textbook, page-by-page, looking & trying to recognize the start of a chapter, and then the end of the chapter.
Similarly, there exist "file-recovery" computer software programs that do such "linear" reading of the entire ZIP disk, and trying to reconstruct the "file-structure" that was recorded in the "disk-directory".
Search for "file scavenger" software, and give it a try.
If not give it a go and do a repair if needed again!
1- You may have a corrupt MBR (master boot record)!! You will need to reformat and do Fdisk /mbr to delete the master boot record!! Save all data first as this will not allow you to access any of your data as all file location addresses are located in the MBR!!
2 - Your harddrive may have a bad sector get a zerofill tool(low level formatting tool)!! This will rewrite you HD's sectors putting them back to factory spec's!! Maxtors is called Maxblast you can get it from thier site!!
3- or it could be a defective drive, but most readerrors are due ot corrupt MBR or a bad sector!!
Unit may have dust or contaminates built up on optical pickup. If you can reach the lens, try to very gently clean the pickup lens with a Q-tip. It is possible the unit has a defective turntable motor in which case you will have to have it replaced
Basic DVD, CDrom Troubleshooting wrong disk ,disk error, First Clean the lens: http://www.ehow.com/how_2036275_clean-lens-dvd.html wont open, wont close, makes clicking/grinding noises etc. http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/thompson_dvd_tray.htm
BOOT BLOCK COMPATIBLE VERSION VER .005 BAD BIOS CHECKSUM CHECKING FOR CD ROM READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM" READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM" READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM" READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM" READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM" NO CD-ROM FOUND CHECKING FOR FLOPPY DISK READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM" READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM" READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM" READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM" READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM" NO FLOPPY DISK FOUND
This has happened because somehow the program didn't "Close the Session" and make it so data could be added, instead it has "Locked" the disk to prevent any more data being overwritten and ostensibly corrupting the disk.. In this case however it has also locked out everything... and returned it to the "Unformatted" state. Although I suspect you will NOT actually be able to record anything to this disk in actual fact. You MAY be abale to use a program called Unstopable Copier, if ya lucky :Download HERE www.majorgeeks.com/download2623.html