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CDROM won't recognize music CDs

By spadrine ·
I have been having problems getting the CDROM to recognize music CDs. System CDs such as Windows98SE install and my restoration CDs are recognized. I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling drivers for this, but no change. I did notice in the Device Mgr that there is a conflict with the standard floppy driver as well as primary and secondary IDE controllers. I cannot uninstall these, but wonder if this is why I'm having problems. I have in the past been able to play any CD, but within recent months can't get it to work. The following is a general profile of my system taken from the Belarc Advisor:

Windows 98 SE (build 4.10.2222)
c: (on drive N) 6.84 GB 3.14 GB free
W98.SE.IGMP.SECURITY.UPD (Windows 98 Second Edition IGMP Security Update)
W98.TELNET (Windows 98 TELNET Update)
6.84 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
3.14 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
400 megahertz AMD K6-2 w/3DNow!
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends, Inc. 0AAQM021 07/15/1995

Communications
56K Internet-Fax [Modem]
ADMtek AN983 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Adapter

Other Devices
101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
Standard Serial Mouse
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
USB Root Hub

I have downloaded driversfrom vendor, Gateway, but still no change.

Thanks!

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CDROM won't recognize music CDs

by TheChas In reply to CDROM won't recognize mus ...

Sounds like you have a MS-DOS compatibility mode problem.

Here is a link to a Microsoft Knowledge Base Article on the problem.

http://tinyurl.com/am6s

Chas

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CDROM won't recognize music CDs

by spadrine In reply to CDROM won't recognize mus ...

Sorry guys, but none were really the answer, but they put me on the right track. Believe it or not, I was able to resolve the problem tonight. You see, I had been downloading the driver from Gateway and followed their instructions but it wouldn't work. Primarily, the problem was the driver download was a self-extractor which would automatically extract to c:\cabs instead of the floppy as instructed. I had to change the exe extension to zip to force it to the floppy (which also had the systemfiles). Then, I had to empty the c:\cabs
CDROM folder and try it again. Oh, and before doing that I had to remove existing driver from system, devices. But thanks so much!

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CDROM won't recognize music CDs

by tduval In reply to CDROM won't recognize mus ...

Else, you can have a conflict with your drivers and your chipset. Seems like a VIA chipset conflict.
If you have this kind of mother board, download the VIA 4in1 patch. You'll find it in the site of you motherboard constructor.

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CDROM won't recognize music CDs

by zapas In reply to CDROM won't recognize mus ...

Look for CDROM settings in Control panel-System and disconnect DMA.Sometimes it helps.

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CDROM won't recognize music CDs

by TheChas In reply to CDROM won't recognize mus ...

If your problem is solved, please close your question.

If you still need help, it may be better to close this question, and start a new onw.

Chas

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