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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

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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

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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

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    doesn't seem like a backtrack issue and more of a system. need more investigating.
     

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