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CD/DVD Drive reads audio CDs but not data CDs

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by muskeit, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. muskeit

    muskeit Thread Starter

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    I have a Compaq desktop that is little over a year old. My problem is with the CD/DVD drive. It plays audio CDs normally. However, when I insert a data CD it just stalls. At first the cursor becomes a hourglass but then becomes an arrow again. The light on the CD/DVD drive window comes on and remains on even after the hourglass becomes an arrow again.

    I looked online for possible solutions. I tried two that did not work. One involved going into the registry and modifying values. The other involved going to the device manager and changing the option for the secondary IDE? from DMA if available to PIO.

    Again, the problem is the CD/DVD Drive reads audio CDs but not data CDs.

    Any help or ideas on what may be wrong?

    Thanks for your help!!
     
  2. MysticEyes

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    You always want your opticals in DMA.

    Go into Device Manager find the drive, right click and uninstall it, then reboot.
     
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    muskeit Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your help. I tried both solutions but none worked.
     
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    muskeit Thread Starter

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    I take back my previous post. After several futile attempts, I tried a data CD one last time and it worked!! The CD/DVD drive is working fine again. It is a little slow but at least it is working again. THANKS for your help!!!
     
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