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lost access to cdrom after upgrade in os

lost access to cdrom after upgrade in os

lost access to cdrom after upgrade in os

(OP)
An upgrade from Mac OS 8.1 to Mac 0S 9.04 on a Beige G3 resulted in the loss of access to the cdrom drive for data cd's.  The drive will read and play audio cd's, but placing a data cd (i.e.; norton utilities) results in the message that the disc needs to be initialized or the system freezes.  The system will boot from a data cd.

Bumping back down to 8.1 reveals that the cdrom drive is working fine since data cd's play.  I tried updating to 9.1, but this did not work either.

I made sure that the Quicktime preferences did not have Quicktime autoplaying cd's.  I copied the cdrom/dvd extensions from 8.1 to the 9.04 extensions folder, with no noticeable results.  I did clean two clean installs of 9.04, with no improvement.

We figure it must be a software problem.  Any suggestions?

RE: lost access to cdrom after upgrade in os

PRAM problem?

Can you boot to the Norton CD?

Try running SCSIprobe and see if that brings up any errors.

RE: lost access to cdrom after upgrade in os

(OP)
Thanks, I will try that tomorrow.

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