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CD-ROM doesn't read CD-R, RW

By felix ·
I have a Matshita cd-rom and it doesn't read the r's, rw's....
any suggestions

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by Goliath Viking In reply to CD-ROM doesn't read CD-R, ...

It would be much easier to help you out if you told a little more about your system.

What OS do you run?
What CD Reader is it exactly?

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by XpertDragon In reply to CD-ROM doesn't read CD-R, ...

Some older generation CDrom drives are unable to read CDR's and CDRWs, but lets assume that your Matshita CD-ROM is fairly new or brand new. have you gone out searching for support on the Matshita CD drive? I have owned a Matshita CDR Drive before (8X/40X), and I have found that right out of the box you do have to update the firmware of the drive. This issue is what is importnant about what OS you are running (XP/2000/NT) and that level of interactivity.

Paul M. Chavez

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by felix In reply to CD-ROM doesn't read CD-R, ...

I am running win 98 se
it's Matshita 175

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by dmiles In reply to CD-ROM doesn't read CD-R, ...

First check the performance of the cd-rom drive ,the mashita speed may not be compatible to read the CD-R or CD-RW which if recorded at a higher speed than the cd-rom can read

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by richard_barsby In reply to CD-ROM doesn't read CD-R, ...

Hi you may find that it wont read discs that are not finalised.

Rich

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by TheChas In reply to CD-ROM doesn't read CD-R, ...

I looked all over the Matshita site, and couldn't find a model 175.

However, here are some general guidelines;
If the CD Rom speed is 12X or less, it likely cannot read CD-RW disks.
Adaptec (roxio) used to have a list of supported drives. I thought I had a copy on my PC, but cannot find it.
If the CD speed is 24X or greater, or the drive has the "Multi-Read" logo, it should be CD-RW capable.
You will need to install a UDF reader program onto the PC for it to be able to read CD-RW disks.

If the drive is 12X or less, it may have problems reading the tighter track spacing on the 700MB / 80 Min CD's.
Find and try a 650MB 74 Min disk.
If it works, the drive just can't deal with the tighter track spacing.

Also, try different brands and color disks. Some drives have trouble reading the blue and green tinted disks.

Chas

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