Can you solve my CD playback mystery?

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RickO'Shay

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I am using XP home on my Compaq SR1710. My problem is with playback of CD's made on my computer. I can play any commercial CD but not those which I burned on this machine. I can take any of the "homemade" CDs and play them on my home system, or in my car, but NOT on the computer. I used to be able to play them on this computer but at some point, for some reason I cannot now. HELP PLEASE!!:confused:
 

JohnWill

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I suspect that the CD drive is either dirty or dying. The fact that you can play commercial CD's and still burn CD's eliminates most of the software issues that you could be running into.
 

RickO'Shay

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It seems to me if I can play ANY CD at all, it is NOT a dirty or dying player. First of all It is less than 6months old and used seldom (maybe 4 hours or so). I suspect a setting somewhere, but I haven't a clue as to what to look for or where to look.
 

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Well, that's certainly not true. The reflectivity of factory pressed CD's is significantly better than burned CD's, which is why many players have issues with burned CD's.

It is possible that you changed brands of CD-R media and the new brand doesn't work with your drive. However, I really doubt you'll find a software setting that will change this behavior.
 

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Same brand of media? If so, I'm still thinking the drive. However, you can see what others think too. :)
 

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I suspect a setting somewhere, but I haven't a clue as to what to look for or where to look.
No secret settings. Try this, in Device Manager find your burner, right click and choose 'uninstall', then reboot.
 

RickO'Shay

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It doesn't have a repair option and if I uninstall I can see how I could quit worrying about the problem but be out of CD capabilities, right???? If you are just joking, even at 70 I can take a joke.
 

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RickO'Shay said:
It doesn't have a repair option and if I uninstall I can see how I could quit worrying about the problem but be out of CD capabilities, right???? If you are just joking, even at 70 I can take a joke.
Do I look like I'm joking?



When you reboot, Windows will re-install it and hopefully fix your problem.
 
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