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CD Rom Drive Sluggish

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dianne55, Dec 20, 2001.

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  1. Dianne55

    Dianne55 Thread Starter

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    I have an AST 486 Computer running Windows 95. Recently the Cd rom drive has started not automatically starting the Cd that you put in. You have to click on the program name in the menu to get it to run. I am wondering if I am missing some kind of file. I did not get a Windows 95 Cd with my computer, only a Restore Cd.
     
  2. brianF

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    go to start/settings/control panel/system/device manager/scroll down to cdrom tab, select it, expand, select your cdrom drive, select properties, make sure the autoinsert is checked.
     
  3. Dianne55

    Dianne55 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply. I looked and the auto insert is checked. Also, I tried a few more cds and a few of them will automatically start. But most of the ones it used to work on doesn't anymore - and I've tried those cd's on another computer and they do automatically run.
     
  4. Randy48

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    It's possible the laser on your CD drive is dirty.

    I usually pull the drive from the machine and remove the faceplate and cover and use a "Q-tip" with window cleaner to gently clean it. Then dry it with another Q-tip and put it back together. It's really a painless operation, just be gentle!
     
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