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Audio cd's stop playing after a minute + also having trouble ripping audio cd's.

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  1. robv1805

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    Audio cd's stop playing after a minute + also having trouble ripping audio cd's to my computer.




    09-08-2011 11:57 AM







    I need some help and not sure what to do next? Seems this problem is common but I can't seem to get it down. I'm far from a expert so please help me...

    My dad has a Compaq presario SR5550f w/ Vista 32bit w/ service pack 2 up to date.
    When he try's to play audio cd's he get's this message.

    Windows Media Player cannot read the CD. The disc might be dirty or damaged. Turn on Error correction, and then try again.

    CD player plays only 1 minute and 3 seconds before error-ing out (although still plays DVDs). So, I thought Ok, let me rip his music and he can play off his comp. But when I try to rip audio it's goes about 20% and gives me a read error.

    So, I turned on Error correction and nothing.

    Seen in a few forums that I should update the drivers.

    I uninstalled the burner driver from the device manager and nothing still.

    I updated his Nvidia graphics driver just fine but it didn't find any thing for the motherboard?

    I also updated his audio driver from the hp website.

    So, after all that I thought maybe it's a hard ware issue? So, I changed out this burner for a new one and it still does the same thing?

    have tested other cd-rs & retail audio disc. For some reason it's just audio's and ripping?

    The other day he watched a whole dvd movie just fine!

    I'm gussing it's a driver issue I just don't know which one's to look for?

    Any help is appricated.
     
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    Drivers won't matter. ALL CD/DVD drives use generic Windows drivers.

    Test with multiple discs. If multiple discs don't work, I'd suspect a faulty drive.
     
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    I have test with multiple disc and I changed the drive. So, I'm really stumpped.
     
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    So you have tried multiple discs and two different CD/DVD drives and both drives have the same playback issue?

    That doesn't make much sense. Try a different media player?
     
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    Yes, It doesn't right? Yes, I tried a different media players and it errors out. I keep reading it has something to do with NVIDIA or Mobo drivers because of Vista.. I tried most of them maybe I'm just missing something? I guess my only option is to do a system restore?

    I'm guess my dad must have done something! He didn't tell me he had this problem until recent and that it had been doing it for sometime.

    I just don't know?
     
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    Update/reinstall all of the system drivers. Only use the drivers available from Compaq.
     
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    Oddball do you know which one's I should be looking for? Any guess would really help me.
     
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    Thanks oddball! I'm going to see what happens.
     
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