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WinXP and reading some CD's,CdR's

By arhemed ·
I am running winXP pro on my desktop and XP home on my laptop. On my desktop, when I insert some cds the computer wont read them. I go to my computer and double click on the cdrom drive and i get a message saying to insert a disk. I take the same disk and put it in my laptop and it works fine. This happends to all the disks. I have two cdroms, one regular and one burner. I can burn cds fine, but i cant go back and see what i copied. When I take the files into my laptop it all works. Also when iright click any cdrom drive and go to properties and then volume, I see the name of the disk, the size and everything. Please help. Thanks in advance.

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by dmiles In reply to WinXP and reading some CD ...

First check the speed of the cd-rom to make sure that it can read the cd at the speed that you are burning the cd,try burning the cd at a slower speed

Take a can of compressed air and blowout the cd-rom the optical lens may be dirty

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by arhemed In reply to WinXP and reading some CD ...

Soulrider, its not ONLY the cdr discs that the either cdrom drive cant read. Both the cdroms can not read ANY discs, burned or originals. It can not read any dics. But when i right click and go to properties then volume, i see the name of the disc, and the capasity and everything. PLease help.

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by dmiles In reply to WinXP and reading some CD ...

Open the Control Panel,double-click the System icon,look for any exclamations marks on the cd-rom or controllers,it may be possible that the drivers for XP are not loaded

Right-click the cd-rom and click properties,check tho make sure that drive is working properly,select the performance tab to see if the drives are not operating in dos mode

If the drives are not reading then I would suggest you try using a cleaning kit to clean the optical heads on the drives

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