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My drive has stopped reading CD's and now only plays DVD's-- any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by BillyZ, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. BillyZ

    BillyZ Member

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    I have a dvd rw drive that I use- lately i have been backing up many of my dvd's with DVD Shrink, that works fine. The problem is that last night I inserted an audio CD into the drive and it doesn't recognize it, it shows nothing- that the drive is empty, I tried a different CD, and still no~go, I repeated this process about 5 times then inserted a DVD which worked fine. I gave up. It has worked fine in the past, I use it to add songs to my HD so I can put them on my Ipod, never have I had a problem. I am using Windows XP Pro. Also I went to the device manager it shows its working properly. I searched for a driver update and that came back I have the most current. Can anyone help or offer some suggestions...any ideas will be greatly appreciated. thanks bill
     
  2. djscoop

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    you could always try deleting the driver from device manager, then restart your computer and let XP re-install it, and see if it works. If not, try installing it in another computer, to determine if its a hardware or software issue.
     
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    you could also see if the firmware needs updating on your drive. I doubt that would be the problem, but it couldn't hurt trying
     

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