To close out this thread ... and not leave it blank like
tens of others ...
Turns out the culprit was a combination of both Easy CD
Creator AND Windows Media Player v7. Yes, WMT v7.
I went to roxio.com hoping to find some hints on the
problem and I found a thread on removing Easy CD
Creator AND then Windows Media Player v7 and then
reinstalling Easy CD Creator. Seems there is a file in
WMT v7 that is used by Easy CD Creator but early versions
(or something like that) were prone to buginess.
For futher detail and complete understanding go to
I can't believe the grief this jewel of problem created for
me but I am now happy it is solved.
>Yes, I did that although not from safe mode...I'll try it.
>On Tue, 27 May 2003 13:06:54 -0700, "Scott Burton"
>>Have you tried even the simplest method of booting to
>>Windows 2000 Safe Mode, going to the device manager (right
>>click "My Computer" Select "Properties" then
>>the "Hardware" tab and clicking the "Device Manager"
>>button) then deleting the CD-ROM/-R/-RW drives listed
>>I know it's simple, but sometimes it gets overlooked.
>>Occassionally it can even be effective.
>>Otherwise, I'm not sure on this one. It's a little out of
>>>I am experiencing the dreaded "not accessible, incorrect
>>>problem after trying to change drive letters. I have
>>>(nearly 100 ?) usenet articles with folks having the same
>>>although most are just the base article with no responses
>>>those with responses are not working for me when I try the
>>>My question - how do I clean out my W2K machine so that it
>>>never knew a CD-RW was ever present? It happens to be
>>>an HP CD-Writer+ 9100 that WAS working but now gets the
>>>error message above.
>>>If I do a seach through the registry, even after
>>>drive, I see many "cd-writer+" entries. If I delete
>>these, will my
>>>machine be * again relative to this drive? Anyting
>>else I should
>>>do or know?
>>>Thanks in advance.