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i recently tried to reformat my hard drive using the recovery disk that I;ve used b4 to do the exact same thing. Everything goes well until until the process is almost finished, then it gives me an error message CDR101: NOt ready reading drive G ( G being the cd rom drive). I dont know what the problem is b/c it reads the CD perfectly until that point. PLease help
 

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It sounds like either the CD media or drive is defective, hard to say which. I'd start by trying to copy the media on another system and try to do the installation with the copied media. If the copy fails, you'll know the media is defective. If you get a good copy, and it still fails on your install, my money's on the drive being bad.
 

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Also (if the hard disk is G: ), try low-level formatting the hard disk. They sometimes straighten up after one of these moves.

What letter IS your hard disk?
 
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Boot to a Win98 floppy boot disk and choose boot with CD-Rom support to see if it detects the drive as being there!
 
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