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By IT-Sage (bschirf) ·
Win98SE w\ Acer 8x CDrom drive, built from spare parts... Everything worked for about a year...

Then the system had a hiccup... and the CDrom drive stopped reading burned CDRs (haven't tried CDRWs) but reads originals just fine. Copies tested inanother system... they're OK. Installed another CDrom drive from another system (Hitachi 2x) and it works fine.

I reinstalled W98SE over the original (no reformat) but this didn't fix it either.

I tried to update the driver by downloading 610a211.exe from driver site. I ran the SETUP.EXE that was supplied, and rebooted. It inserted a long line in my Config.sys that refers to VIBE-CDD.SYS, but it didn't fix the problem.

Assistance would be greatly appriciated...

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by TheChas In reply to CD reading copied CDRs

Since the disks work in another system, and a different drive works fine, the problem is with the 8X drive.

I would try a CD cleaner, and see if that helps.
It is also possible that the laser is going out of alignment.

Recorded CDs are more sensitive than comercial CDs. So, if you can read commercial CDs, it is a hardware, not a driver issue for reading CDr's.

At $20 for refurbished 32X or faster drives, I would just go ahead and replace the drive.

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by IT-Sage (bschirf) In reply to CD reading copied CDRs

At first I didn't like this answer. Luckily I didn't rate it before I tried the other response. In the end, I've decided to replace the drive. Thus, this was actually an acceptable answer.

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by rcartright In reply to CD reading copied CDRs

I bet if you updated or reinstalled your UDF reader it might work. Go here to download.
http://softwareupdates.roxio.com/gm/Products/en/UDF/udfread_v501-191_inst.exe

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by IT-Sage (bschirf) In reply to CD reading copied CDRs

Thanks for the update... I was sure that this would fix it. Unfortunately, it didn't. But it was a good answer none the less. I guess I should simply replace that old drive. =^(

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