P4.5 on laptops can't see CDROM drive 
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 P4.5 on laptops can't see CDROM drive

   My P4.5 app runs on a laptop/Win98. The scripts are stored on C:, and the
data tables are stored on a cdrom. Unfortunately, each time the script looks at
a table on the cdrom, I get an error message: "DRIVE NOT READY".

   Since the cdrom works fine when accessed through Windows, my guess is that
Paradox soesn't "see" it because it's not spinning at the moment it's accessed.
My sense is that the laptop cdroms are slower than desktop ones.  Any
suggestions?
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On another laptop (running NT), the same scenario gets me the message ACCESS
DENIED TO ...". Is this the same problem as above, or is it somehow related to
a network mis-configuration (the laptop is NOT attached to a network, but in
the Nupdate program, I specified an "Other" network because I was getting a
message of "can't access ... from single-user workstation".

Help appreciated
Paul

We spend our lives running from things
Which are not chasing us



Sat, 07 Sep 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 P4.5 on laptops can't see CDROM drive

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>    My P4.5 app runs on a laptop/Win98. The scripts are stored on C:, and the
> data tables are stored on a cdrom. Unfortunately, each time the script looks at
> a table on the cdrom, I get an error message: "DRIVE NOT READY".

most likely, you don't have a DirLock burned onto the CDROM with the tables,
resulting in the different error messages..

--
Steve Green
Corel CTech - Paradox
Diamond Software Group, Inc.
Waldorf, Maryland  USA

http://www.diamondsg.com



Sat, 07 Sep 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 
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