Old Cd Rom Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bman, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    You know how alot of the old cd roms can't read a cd-rw cd.. well i heard of a program that runs and makes the cd rom read it. Does anybody know what I am talking about and where can I get this?

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  2. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    I think the old cd-roms can't read the cd-rw's because the laser isn't focused the same as in newer drives and can't pick up on the info on the disc. Don't think there is any software that can make this work.
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    all you could do is try updating the firmware (beware, you could end up with a dead drive)
     
  4. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    u could always go get a new drive. They aint they much...unless u r tight on money then i unno.
     
  5. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    accually, i was using a disc on a friends computer, that had an old drive, and it didnt work! So yea.
     
  6. Lee

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    Tell them to get a new one, they're pretty cheap.