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CD-R CD not working on some PC's

By DCG ·
I have several Digital Venturis 166 PC that will not read CD-R that we copied to deploy new software on standalone machines. We have numerous other models of Digital PC that do not have any problems. We tried various ways of burning the CD ie HDD to CD CD to CD still not working on that model. Common sense would say its is the CD itself but it appears to be the same in some of the othrs, besides these are amongst some of the newer machines we have.

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DCG

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by Paul N In reply to CD-R CD not working on so ...

I'm not sure if it would work for you but try cleaning the drives. It worked for me but I had to clean the drive again after a few weeks. I used a CD-ROM cleaner from 3Com.

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by Duong beo In reply to CD-R CD not working on so ...

It is absolutely NOT because of th CD as it works on other drives. This problem is belong to the CD drive. In CD drive we have a part called "the eye". For some phisical reasons such as dirty (most of the time) or scratches (quite rarely), it becomes difficult to read CDs. I suggest you use a cleaning CD to clean the CD drive. If you are quite familiar with CD drive then you may want to open it to clean but most of the time the dirty is dust only so cleaning CD will does the job well. If the reason is because of scratches then we have to accept it with no way. Sometime, shake the drive will help it read the CD but for the next CD, nobody knows.

Good luck,

Duong beo

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by seberdl In reply to CD-R CD not working on so ...

I would try swapping a cd drive from one of the systems that does work to one that doesn't. The drives in some may just be incompatable although it is something of a long shot.
Also, compare the settings between the system, BIOS, etc. If they areSCSI drives check those also. Good luck.
Dave

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by bdivine In reply to CD-R CD not working on so ...

What I would try is to burn the CD at a slower rate, maybe 2x. The problem lies in your older CD Readers. YOu also might wish to try a different type of CD. By type, I mean different as in manufacture/brand and composition of CDR Disk. Also a high-quality Burner is a must. Plextor, Yamaha, HP etc. CDLMEDIA.COM is a great place to get Technical Information of the Composition of CDR Disks themselves.

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by cares76011 In reply to CD-R CD not working on so ...

The reason many CD-R disc will not work (particularly in faster drives) is because they are improperly balanced. "Better" brands of discs are less susceptible to this occurence, but the bottom line is that infinitessimal differences in weight across the disc will cause it to wobble in the drive causing drive slowdown or misreading of data. Cleaning the discs and drive often help offset problems such as these so clean first and, failing that, try a different brand of discs.

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