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By radiosrv ·
CD playes music but any other programming CD isn't reconized or freezes up the system. MS2000 Pro and just happend on daughters MS 98. 2000 system is a scsi the 98 is IDE. did the kids load a virus? Norton anti-virus doesn't detect anything.

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by Tocolote In reply to CD-ROM unavailable

Uh, are you sure it's not a music CD?

If it's a recorded CD (CD-R/RW), the format may not be supported on the equipment you have.

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by radiosrv In reply to CD-ROM unavailable

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by TheChas In reply to CD-ROM unavailable

If you have CDRW reading (UDF) software installed, try removing it.

I have seen problems with CD drives suddenly reading all none CD-RW disks as audio disks after installing UDF reading software.
This generally effects older 32X or slower drivesthat were not built to the full specifications of the multi-read standard.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to CD-ROM unavailable

Hi,

For the two completely different PCs/CDs to suddenly display this behaviour - and lets face it they couldn't be much more different! - then I'd say your guess is likely to be spot on.

Watch out for updates from NAV. You might also try another virus checker if you can get hold of one.

Nevertheless, I'd also consider that some software loaded onto both has somehow screwed up both sets of drivers and so I'd re-install the drivers for the CDs on both machines.

Check the event vieweron the Win2K machine and see if there are any clues there too.

Good luck,
Cheers,
Tim.

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by radiosrv In reply to CD-ROM unavailable

Checked viewer on win 2000 but didn't detect any changes
good point thanks.

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