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backtrack 3 = dvd dead?

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by harryt223, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. harryt223 New Member

    Jan 17, 2012
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    So i got an odd problem...

    I have 2 drives in my PC and one is gone off to be RMA (OS drive). And I needed some files off my backup drive and have no spare PC. So I thought I'd use backtrack 3 to access it.. stupid idea probably.

    Anyways I put in the backtrack 3 disc I had lying around.. it loaded it during the boot and then the PC restarted. After that it wouldn't boot off my disc at the boot menu anymore.

    So I tried to open my drive with the eject button... no response. So I restarted to check if it lights up and it does suring start up... I had to do the old paperclip trick to get the disc out. But it won't boot the disc or open with the eject button.

    Could the backtrack 3 disc have run something and froze or locked the dvd drive? I did notice my 2nd HD (storage files) wasn't even connected either. It was just the DVD drive.

    I'm hoping I didn't kill my dvd d rive now.. gahhhhhh

    Right now I disconnected the IDE and power connectors from the dvd drive. Not sure if there is a way to do some kinda of reset or short. It just feels like the drive is locked or stuck in some mode.
  2. dorsetknob


    Mar 17, 2005
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    Dorset where else eh?
    press dvd eject button as system boots if it dont eject then your dvd is probalty failing
  3. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

    Nov 13, 2006
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    doesn't seem like a backtrack issue and more of a system. need more investigating.

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