Observation: This problem has been reported dozens of time by different users in the past and present.
Question and Answers:
Q: What triggers the "No Disk" error message?
A: Judging from what I've read (including my own personal experience), this problem occurs when an Audio CD is inserted into a CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW drive and is later removed.
Q: Does this error message occur with other medias like CDs or DVDs?
A: No (seems to happen with Audio CDs only).
Q: Which builds of MediaCoder are affected by this?
A: Past and current release.
Q: Is this a bug in MediaCoder?
A: Can't say for sure. I'm not a programmer.
Solution: This section is broken down into two categories: Temporary Solution and Permanent Solution.
- *Clicking the cancel button three times
*Re-insert the Audio CD, wait a few seconds and click continue button
*Disable and re-enable CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW hardware through Device Manager
*Restarting the computer
Before we begin, the following requirements must be meet.
- Operating System (OS):
Windows 98/Me (Needs to be confirmed)
Note: Must be logged in as an administrator in order to make system wide changes.
Internal (fixed) CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW drive
1. Go to Start menu --> Run. If you're running Windows Vista, follow Windows Vista Secret #3: Bringing Back Start / Run.
2. Type "compmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) in the run box. Click "OK" button. This will bring up Computer Management window.
3. Under Storage, click "+" sign next to Removable Storage --> Libraries. In the screenshot listed below, I have two DVD-RW drives. I will be using SONY DVD RW DRU-720A as an example. Right click the drive and select properties.
4. Under Deferred dismounts, change Retain dismountable media for: "0" minutes. Click "Apply" button, then click "OK" button. Click "X" button to close out Computer Management.
5. To ensure this was setup properly, insert any Audio CD into the drive. Wait a few seconds for the computer to pick up the Audio CD. Eject the Audio CD and run MediaCoder afterwards. If everything goes well, "No Disk" error message will no longer appear.