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CD Drive

By rbalunto ·
My windows XP CD drive is not working properly;
the indicator in the properties on used space is full (solid blue) with 0 bytes USED space and 0 bytes free space. it is not burning a CD-R or CD-RW like it used to be. it can read the content of the inserted CD but does not indicate the name and the capacity of the CD like it normally did. what's wrong with it?

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by x1Deimos In reply to CD Drive

It May Actually Be Dying! Which is Rare I believe...

If you cannot get it to read cd's like it would before ( not just one cd ) and you have Not added any new hardware or cd software, then it actually may be dying.

Please Turn Off Your Computer Completely and Back On..

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by Wyrmlord In reply to CD Drive

try it out with several different CDs (data, music, etc.) and if it does not recognize them, it may mean that the laser is dead. Happened to me a couple of times already... Just try another drive, if it works, get rid of the old one.

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by kcox In reply to CD Drive

Cdrom and cdrw drive are the weakest device in a computer they will die too easy but try this first before you change th drive. 1st check the jumper settings make sure you have it set for master not cable select 2nd check the pins on the cdrom drive and the motherboard make sure no bent pins.Also make sure the computer is not on carpet
staic charge will **** out a cd drive and make it run weard.


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by pjburg In reply to CD Drive

I had a problem similiar to this and disabled my antivirus software, re-inserted the cd and everything worked fine.

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