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problems with CD drive



Hi - wasn't sure whether to put this in 'hardware' or 'drivers' but...

I recently re-installed my XP and have been busily putting everything back on.

However, my CD drive has started playing up.. it's a combo drive (see below), and it's reading CD-R's fine, and the DVD playing is working, but it will not read from any 'bought' CD's.

If I put a 'bought' CD (eg. the CD with my webcam software and drivers on it) in the drive, the light comes on and the motor powers up, but nothing is found on the CD. No autoplay, no files found if the CD is explored etc..

I know it's not really a hardware problem, as the CD-R and DVD discs I've tried have worked fine, and I've got Win2000 on dual boot, and the same discs that XP won't read work fine under 2000.

I suppose it's likely to be something that I've installed that has upset XP, but I can't think what it is at all - I've not put anything on which wasn't on before I re-installed - when the drive worked fine.

Any ideas anyone?



Try reinstalling the drivers for that device. It sounds as though they are screwed up somehow.

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