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Is my CD-ROM drive toast?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by booskii, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. booskii

    booskii Thread Starter

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    I've had problems with my cdrom drive for months, I rarely use it, but the problem has gotten worse. It started out not reading music CD's and now it wont read any CD's. I've tried deleting the driver and reinstalling (letting windows xp find it as I dont have any driver disks), I've also tried physically unplugging and replugging the CD drive in. Didn't do a thing. What else can I do to fix this? Thanks for your help,

    Karen
     
  2. Moby

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    How does the drive look in device manager, any exclamation marks?
    In device manager, select the drive, click properties, settings, make sure 'disconnect' isn't checked, and 'auto insert' is.
    Then try a a cleaning CD in the drive to clean the lense, and that's me out of ideas.
     

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    no special driver required.

    xp installs a generic atapi driver as it sees/installs/tells you it found new hardware the cd should work but they do die.
    it won't read music/data cd's, even though they show up in my computer/windows explorer/bios as it boots.

    control panel/device manager/dvd-cd drives will probably tell you it's working properly.

    remove the drive in dm, reboot and see if it will recognize the cd and work.:cool:
     
  4. booskii

    booskii Thread Starter

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    Moby...

    In my device mgr.. no exclamation marks.
    In device mgr under properties there is no settings tab let alone disconnect or auto insert.
    I tried cleaning the lens.. didnt help, but thanks for your input :)

    Da Island Boy... I have no idea what you're talking about other than that Win XP has a generic driver. I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver, still no results.

    When you said "remove the drive in dm, reboot and see if it will recognize the cd and work".. I'm sorry but I dont know what "dm" means.

    *still scratchin my head* lol

    Karen
     
  5. cavtek

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    booskii, dm is...device manager...
     
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