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By esangel1 ·
my PC detects CD drive at start up, but it couldn't read a disk.

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by TheChas In reply to CD drive problem

Some details of your PC would help.

Including which version of Windows, and installed updates.

The first step, is to download and install the drivers for the IDE controller on the motherboard.

For a name brand system, get them from the manufacture.

Otherwise, use the tools at www.wimsbios.com
or www.motherboards.org to determine who made the motherboard.

You can also use system information utilities such as Belarc Adviser www.belarc.com to list the details of your installed hardware and software.

Chas

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by seriv In reply to CD drive problem

Check the device manager, if there is an error there, check the resources, then try reinstalling the driver.
If there is no error, run some diagnostic software. if an error is detected, try reseating the IDE cable, and check the power, if still no response, you may have to replace the cd-rom, but from what it sounds like, I think it is a software problem

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by Jennifer.Gardner In reply to CD drive problem

You should first try the same CD in another drive. If it can be read, then the problem is likely not with the CD. You should then try a known-working CD in your CD-ROM drive. If it can be read, then the drive is probably okay, and the problem is likely with the CD. If the CD that you're having problems with is either CD-R or CD-RW, there are other considerations. The CD may not be "finalized", or you drive may not be new enough to read the data.

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by byte1 In reply to CD drive problem

Boot your PC from a DOS floppy that loads CD-ROM drivers. If you can read the CD from DOS then the problem is with the OS. If you can't read the CD in DOS then you need to replace the drive.

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by ccalloway In reply to CD drive problem

Not enough information but if it is a particular CD make sure it is clean and not cracked.

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by www.pinoyfun.com In reply to CD drive problem

Any win os below win98 would need atapi dos drivers for your cd rom. It is not enough to have it detected by bios at bootup.

Email me if you need atapi drivers.

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by Loki777 In reply to CD drive problem

Try using a cdrom lens cleaner, available at any computer vendor.

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