R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

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R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

#1 Post by wkw1 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:58 pm

I burnt myself five of the R51 recovery disks, but they don't seem to work. I get an error

CDR101: Not ready reading drive X
Abort, Retry, Fail?

No matter which options I do nothing works and I get a command prompt C:\... The only thing I can punch in with any sort of response is command.com which isn't really useful..

Any ideas?
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Re: R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:50 am

Buy/borrow another drive comes to mind...
Or try a CD cleaner... (I doubt if that will do the trick though).
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Re: R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

#3 Post by wkw1 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:53 am

No, its a software issue. I have three cd drives that fit, and another boot disk works fine

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Re: R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:56 am

wkw1 wrote:No, its a software issue.
Not in my experience.

Are you booting from Rescue & Recovery disk?
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Re: R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

#5 Post by wkw1 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:59 am

From disk 1, yes

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Re: R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

#6 Post by Neil » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:54 am

Disk1 is not bootable, is it?
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Re: R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

#7 Post by wkw1 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:56 am

It is. When I boot from the cd, it says Starting windows 98, stuff stuff stuff and then eventually stops at the CDR101: Not ready reading drive X error

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Re: R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

#8 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:00 am

That's a bad/dirty disk or a flaky media drive. Period.
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Re: R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

#9 Post by wkw1 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:23 am

Don't think so.

I've tried a usb disk drive, and it doesn't get as far. I think this is because it doesn't have the correct drivers for it? At the bit where it says "drive x has the correct media" it instead says "drive x has no media"

Regarding the internal drives, all of them get to the same part and fail.

I've made a video, but I think I'm just going to reburn the disk.

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Re: R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

#10 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:49 am

You're free to think whatever you choose, we live in "the land of the free"...

With that said, I've seen that error hundreds of times and it *always* was a bad/dirty disk, flaky media drive or a combination of the two...
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Re: R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

#11 Post by wkw1 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:30 am

Well, turns out it was a software problem. From the 5 isos I had, neither was the Rescue/Recovery disk. I downloaded that and burnt it, seemed to work. Also downloaded 7 other isos. Burnt them as the machine asked for it.. Until I got to disk 7, where it kept asking me for disk 7...

Didn't manage to work. I don't mind. Just was doing it to see how it worked. I put a backup image of the machine I made earlier on it and all is well.

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Re: R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

#12 Post by ajkula66 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:04 pm

I'm pretty sure that I've asked earlier in this thread whether you were booting from a Rescue and Recovery disk... :roll:

Had you been doing that, and getting the aforementioned error, it would've been exactly what I said.

Now, you can choke it to the most common cause of all troubles large and small - human error.

Finally, just as FYI:

This particular set is 7 disks + R&R for a grand total of 8. All are needed for a successful recovery.

If you figure out which one you're missing, I'll be happy to burn it for you.
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Re: R51 recovery disks; CDR101 Not ready reading drive X

#13 Post by wkw1 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:26 pm

I had all eight, it just seemed to cut out after it finished disk #7, and restarted and went about asking for disk 1.

It isn't much big a deal though. I have XP running and all the drivers are fine.

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